Youth is often referred to as the time period between childhood and maturity.

Applications for the DA Young Leaders Programme are now open, and close on 31 August 2022. Click here to apply.

South Africa's inflation rate remains at a five-year high of 6.5%, leaving South Africans frustrated with the expensive cost of living. The inflation rate along with the alarming youth unemployment rate makes it even more challenging for South Africa's youth demographic. 

Call for Application! The office of the Executive Chairperson of the NYDA invites young people between the ages of 18-35 years to participate in the II BRICS International Youth Camp.

As part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme the National Youth Service (NYS) and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) invites South African youth to register on SA Youth.Mobi.

The purpose of the NARYSEC Programme is to empower unemployed rural youth with skills, leadership capabilities, patriotism and economic opportunities in their districts.

City invites young Capetonians to apply for the Junior City Council. The application process for the Junior City Council 2022/23 has officially commenced.

On 16 June, South Africa will be celebrating its annual Youth Day. However, given the fact that the youth unemployment rate in South Africa is higher than 60%, some may find little to celebrate.

The Youth Development Programme involves training unemployed youths to mentor children aged 13 years and older through the use of sport.

Call for applications for students to apply for the  experiential learnership in medial and PR Communications.

Our Arts and Culture Department has developed the Emerging Artists Programme. The programme supports talented artists in accessing art supplies, finding exhibition and studio space and selling their work.

Your CV is a selling tool. Just as a brilliant advertisement can persuade a consumer to make a purchase, so a skilfully crafted CV can secure a job interview.

The JumpStart recruitment programme has been providing aid to South African youth in search of employment since 2008. Since it caters to the youth, its application process is relatively simple and free, ensuring that applicants can get the most out of their application.


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. 

Youth unemployment continues to be a prevailing problem in South Africa particularly when one considers that the costs involved when looking for employment. Careers Portal spoke to Youth Capital to get their view on the plight of youth unemployment in the country as well as their action plan to reduce youth unemployment in South Africa.

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.

While the latest Stats SA figures show South Africa's unemployment rate increased just slightly to 32.6% in the first quarter, it's the jobless youth facing the most direct consequences.The youth jobless rate read as per the expanded definition is now at a staggering 74.7%.

In light of Youth Month, South African Deputy President David Mabuza says government's main priority will be to reskill and support about 3.5 million unemployed youth. 

Dr Advaita Singh, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Postdoctoral Researcher, has urged the youth to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the CSIR.

Kristal Duncan-Williams from Youth Capital spoke to Careers Portal and explained what Youth Capital is, what they do, and how it can help matriculants face challenges. If you are interested in what she had to say, then keep on reading.


Shoprite is embarking to empowering more than 12,000 youths (aged 18-29 years) to enter the retail sector or start their own business by the end of June. If you are looking for valuable work experience and have always wanted to work at one of South Africa's leading retail stores, then this opportunity is for you.