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.

The Sales Internship is to obtain the required knowledge by developing and exposing the Intern to the desired level and content of both sales, after sales and technical knowledge.

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.


We're looking for keen, compassionate matrics and recent graduates with great English and Maths marks to join the YearBeyond volunteer programme. In addition to the work you'll be doing to support learners in schools, as a volunteer you'll be building your personal profile and setting yourself up for success in the long term.

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.

A survey done by Gumtree has shown that 64% of South Africa's youth has had to move back home to their parents homes. Through Gumtree, a website used to advertise sales, vacancies, etc. it was seen that many South Africans were doing more to get more money in the bank during Lockdown. 

TikTok is launching SkillsUP, a campaign which aims to improve digital skills development in South Africa. This will empower local communities and give them access to digital skills which can come as a major benefit in skills development. 

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. 

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.

Minister in the Presidency for Women, youth and people with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has made a call for an action under the hashtag #WhatWomenWant, noting that “we all know what women want”.

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.

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerators is a free service that helps young South Africans overcome many of the difficulties they face in finding and keeping their first job.

With the country moving towards implementing Vision 2030, government will place special focus on youth development and employment.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has a bias towards the development of young people.

This June, as we celebrate our youth and the huge strives young people have made in addressing societal and other challenges in the past, we must also anticipate the challenges they will face in the future – in the workplace.