The president has a new 6-prong plan to create jobs for young people

2020-02-13 22:22

SA's youth unemployment was at 58.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019.

A new, unorthodox economic model the answer to our unemployment crisis

2019-08-06 08:58

We dare not continue to postpone mounting an aggressive campaign to tackle the multiple challenges we face. Orthodox economic models are clearly inappropriate to address the unemployment crisis, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Ramaphosa: 'High youth unemployment rate a shame in SA's conscience'

2019-06-16 17:55

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the high unemployment rate among the youth in the country as "a shame on our country's conscience".

No country for young people

2019-06-16 07:00

Companies are the most sustainable projects for creating mass employment, and the only way to help them prosper is to foster a climate in which entrepreneurs are willing to take risks in anticipation of reasonable rewards, writes Ann Bernstein.

Gangsterism in our schools: Should we not look beyond matric certificates?

2019-06-11 05:00

We need to stop the criminal wastage of the talent residing in our youthful population by taking steps to transform the socio-economic structures of our society that perpetuate the wounds of divisions, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Elections: We need jobs, say students hoping for 'concrete plan'

2019-05-08 16:29

In Auckland Park, Johannesburg, home to two of the city's main universities, throngs of students on Wednesday waited patiently in long queues to cast their votes, some for the first time.

Being an African is a privilege. But it's not enough

2019-04-26 16:14

I want to be here and build my community as my community has built me. But my chances of getting a scholarship/internship at organisations abroad are greater than getting funding to start up and sustain an SME or a community development project.

Race-based policies prevented me from getting a job

2019-04-26 16:13

Cyril Ramaphosa is a populist and contradictory speaker. On the one hand he wants young white people to stay in the country but on the other hand leads a party that endorses race-based policies which undermine merit and equal opportunities of races.

CHEAT SHEET: How MTV Shuga aims to save the lives of young South African women

2019-02-12 17:05

Social issues affecting girls and young women are on top of the list for the MTV Shuga: Down South creators. Here's why you should watch.

7 ways to get young people working

2018-10-04 11:18

Six million youth are unemployed, and the Harambee Youth Accelerator has the best track record of placing youth at risk of long-term unemployment in the working world. CEO Maryana Iskander shares seven ways to get young people working.


ANALYSIS: Young South Africans upbeat despite broken promises and poor odds

2019-10-01 15:19

There is no doubt that young people in South Africa face a myriad of problems: high unemployment, poor educational outcomes, various forms of poverty, and less than ideal mental and physical health, including high rates of HIV.

Ramaphosa pledges to ramp up youth employment programmes

2019-06-20 20:13

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the National Youth Service, introduced last year, will take on tens of thousands of young South Africans as well as assisting young entrepreneurs.

A challenge to the youth to be dauntless in the face of SA's problems

2019-06-16 07:00

We have the opportunity to serve one another, learn from those around us, keep our government accountable and work not for our own gain but for a better future for those who will come after us, writes Carli van Wyk.

Study shows young South Africans have no faith in democracy and politicians

2019-06-12 08:53

Looking at the trends over the last few years, there’s been a systematic decrease in youth participation in elections. Does this reflect youth apathy or lack of confidence in the system of democracy to meet their needs?

Could a new covenant with SANDF's help be the answer to youth unemployment?

2019-06-04 05:00

Is it not time to consider post-school training programs in collaboration with the defence force that could provide basic soft skills such as discipline, as well as technical competence for unemployed young people, asks Mamphela Ramphele.

ANALYSIS: Young people are leaving SA. Here's why

2019-04-28 15:00

What are the reasons for young people deciding to leave the country? Jobs, education and safety make up a big part of the motivation.

Empower black people as promised, so we can have equal opportunities

2019-04-26 16:14

I want to see a South Africa where black people are empowered as promised, to ensure that there is an equal chance for all races to have equal standing in the road to success.

SA needs a growth injection. Here's how corporates can help

2019-02-22 08:43

Don't wait for policy change - business can make a significant difference on the ground, says Vuyo Kobokoane.

ANCYL congratulates Ramaphosa on 'successful investment conference'

2018-10-27 18:36

The ANCYL also urged the private sector investing in the country to prioritise job opportunities for the youth.

No forced public service retrenchments as government readies for Jobs Summit

2018-10-04 07:00

The Jobs Summit will see government promising no forced retrenchments in the 1.3 million-strong public service, says Madoda Vilakazi, executive director at Nedlac.

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