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Statistics South Africa's most recent report shows that the number of youth who are unemployed has reached an all time high, this could pose long-term challenges for the future of society in the country. 


Deputy President David Mabuza announced that the government plans to incentivise discouraged work-seekers and employers to address the rising youth unemployment issue in the country. 


In case you are wondering about the qualifying criteria for the new social relief of distress grant, well wonder no more. Read further for more details.


In 2019 South Africa was recognised by the World Bank as one of the most unequal societies in the world. Is this particular statement by the World Bank representative of the ongoing protests in the country? Read further to learn more.


The Bursary aims at attracting and funding talented Pharmacy students who have a passion for Health Care in the Retail Industry.


Youth Capital wants to help solve the main challenges that face South Africa's youth with work that expands far greater than this. Kristal Duncan-Williams from Youth Capital explained what Youth Capital is and what they do.


The provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal has unveiled a database aimed at helping unemployed graduates. The Provincial Unemployed Graduates Database aims to help recruit youth for internships and leadership, as well as establish youth trends which can help to inform policy.


President Cyril Ramaphosa presented the presidential employment stimulus budget on Wednesday. Here, he revealed that over 500 000 people have directly benefited from the program since its launch eight months ago and that billions will now be allocated so that the programme can continue.


Applications for the 2021 Youth Capital Influencer Programme are open. Are you passionate about finding solutions to youth unemployment? You should join!


The level of unemployment amongst social work graduates is a major concern. Government now seeks to address this with social development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, saying that more graduates will be absorbed into the system.


South Africa has a large percentage of unemployed youth. However, the Department of Higher Education and Training contracted the Human Sciences Research Council to research and establish a mechanism to support skills planning and training of students in preparation for the labour market.


The coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut abruptly, exposing the huge inequality between impoverished and privileged pupils as learning moved online and schoolgirls faced exploitation.

By Zandile Bangani. Illustration by Anastasya Eliseeva.


By Walter Matli. Most young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa continue to be denied access to information and communications technology because of poor infrastructure and the digital divide. Digital illiteracy contributes to youth unemployment but the cost of mobile data is part of the problem.


We are currently experiencing stage 2 loadshedding until late tonight. This comes as trouble to a country who is observing a national lockdown. Students are doing their work and people are working from home which would then result in delays all over. 


Government in Western Cape are urgently wanting the alcohol ban to be lifted to prevent any further damage. Many are suspecting, or rather just hoping, that President Ramaphosa's next speech will include the announcement that the alcohol ban will be lifted.


Youth unemployment is a massive issue, and a crises, in Africa which is steadily rising. You can help combat youth unemployment with just your device and completing a quick questionnaire. 


Stats South Africa released the unemployment figures on Tuesday, days before the SONA is about to take place. The figures shown definitely caused an uproar in South Africans where little progress was shown. 


RelatED Education have partnered with TFG and Mhinga Village Chief to tackle poverty and youth unemployment in rural Limpopo. Since partnering, they have made many qualified graduates out of youth.


The Youth Environmental Services (YES) programme is contributing to reducing the country’s high unemployment rate, says Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Deputy Minister Maggie Sotyu.


It’s easy to believe that youth joblessness is a South African problem, yet the truth is that globally youth unemployment is on the rise.

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