This Is The Role NGO’s Play In Lowering Unemployment


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The number of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has increased over the years in South Africa. These organisations don't only run awareness campaigns but they also create employment opportunities.

 


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NGO’s are working with both the private and public sectors to create employment opportunities for the youth.

These organisations are usually small and are run with government monetary support.

In a live SABC news interview, Ravi Naidoo, CEO of Youth Employment Service (YES) shared:

We have about a hundred thousand NGOs and ourselves as a youth employment service, we are a non-profit organization created by the private sector and our focus is trying to have an impact on youth employment.

According to NGO SA Frontline, the NGOs sector in South Africa has reached various milestones, breaking through various social stigmas and fighting different causes daily.

To know more about the history of South African NGOs, click here.

YES has worked with Nedbank, Investec, Toyota, etc just to mention a few familiar corporate companies.

"The work being done by YES is very important in creating sustainable work opportunities for unemployed youth," said Nedbank Group Executive, Deborah Fuller.

Even President Cyril Ramaphosa had called for fellow South Africans to support the YES initiative

South Africa’s unemployment rate is, according to the StatsSA Quarterly Labour Force Survey, published in November.

The next set of data was meant to be published on 22 February 2022 but StatsSA  has pushed the release to March due to data errors.






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