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COMPANY NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: If you can see it, you can be it. It’s a simple idea that can change the world.

Young people need to see a healthy future for themselves. They need to see themselves in the leaders of today so that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Employment, Youth
Image: Penreach says YES to youth empowerment Unemployment rate among young South Africans a “national crisis”

In his recent state of the nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the 50 per cent unemployment rate among young South Africans a “national crisis”, which requires urgent, innovative and coordinated solutions.    Read More...

Image: What the youth need the most: skills to help themselves Young people outlined exactly what they need from business and government in order to succeed

In a recent panel discussion held with youth activators from ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, a national NPO focused on empowering the youth of South Africa to create meaningful change in their communities, young people outlined exactly what they need from business and Government in order to succeed: practical education and skills training; experience; encouragement; acknowledgement; and to be heard.   Read More...

Image: Engen kits out Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School’s drummies To raise morale at Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School

Principal Charlton De Morney reached out to local businesses to help raise funds for uniforms and props (pom poms, flags, maces and batons) for the school’s new drum majorette squad.   Read More...

Image: Woolworths partners with Government to launch their first intake from the YES youth initiative Woolworths and the Youth Employment Services (YES) programme, aims to empower one million young SA's by offering paid, quality work experience.

Woolworths is pleased to announce the official launch of its first intake of candidates from the Youth Employment Services (YES) programme, a government-led partnership with business, labour and civil society which aims to empower one million young South Africans by offering paid, quality work experience.   Read More...

Image: The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment #WORLDREADY Formal Education Alone is Not Enough to Equip Youth to Succeed in Life

As South Africa celebrates Youth Month, the largest international youth achievement programme, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, known locally as The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) is calling attention to the significant role non-formal education is playing in equipping youth to succeed in life.   Read More...

Image: Engen’s Busisiwe Mkhungo finds her wings this Youth Day Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans

Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans explore new horizons and reach for the stars. Busiswe Mkhungo a young chemical engineer is one of many whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen. Reflecting on the significance of 16 June in our country’s history, Busisiwe advises the country’s youth to focus on the real world and stop putting all their energy into boasting on social media.  “I’m really concerned about social media because it’s stealing people’s dreams.   Read More...

Image: YOUNG ACTIVISTS WALK FROM DURBAN TO CAPE TOWN FOR DISABLED YOUTH Walk aims at raising investment for inclusive and equitable quality education in SA

Youth-led non-profit organisation, Enabling Disability Education Nationally (EDEN), is preparing for the second edition of its Walk For Youth Disability Education (#Walk4YDE19), a charity campaign for the benefit of South African youth with disabilities.    Read More...

Image: A Better Version of Oneself The Story of Xhantilomzi Jacob

Xhantilomzi Jacob is just 25 years old and has lived to tell the tale of a short life marked by alcohol abuse, toxic patterns of masculinity and a random accident in his childhood that left him bedridden and uncertain about his ability to ever walk again.   Read More...

Image: Post-elections: Addressing youth issues should be a priority We all have a responsibility to raise this generation, whether the youth turned up in considerable numbers to vote or not.

Whether the youth turned up in considerable numbers to vote in the May 8 national elections or not, issues such as skills training, jobs and poverty still need to be addressed urgently by Government, civil society and business. We all have a responsibility to raise this generation.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Arming Learner Leaders At Sweet Pea Youth Development Youth Café RCL (Student Leader’s) training launch which took place on the 30th March 2019.

Sweet Pea Youth Development (SPYD) launched its leadership project at Krystal Beach Hotel in Harbour Island, Gordon’s Bay at the weekend (Saturday 30 March).   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Skills Development, Youth
Image: Zip Zap presents: Cirque my Ride Their latest production will feature an international act, WiseFools, from Finland to inspire more youth in South Africa.

Destined to dazzle, delight, amuse and thrill, Zip Zap’s next production Cirque My Ride will captivate audiences of all ages.  Cirque My Ride will also feature an international act, from Finland taking a break from their European tour to inspire more youth around the world. Zip Zap’s collaboration with WiseFools will keep you on the edge of your seat.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Sport, Youth
Image: Dreams have no gender Grassroot Soccer! Ensuring young people can become agents of change

It’s so important for men and boys to be advocates for gender equality. By supporting the work of Grassroot Soccer, you’ll be enabling boys and young men to develop positive perceptions of themselves and their female counterparts; to rethink what it means to be a man; and to promote healthy and protective behaviors around sexual violence, substance abuse, power, and other sensitive topics. You’ll also be strengthening the educational and sexual and reproductive health assets of girls.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Anna Foundation - Our Youth, their Rights and Responsibilities - May June 2018 EDUCATION - For the May training the faciliitators learned various methodologies to improve learner discipline.

Resources such as reflection sheets, merit lists and task lists were introduced. Techniques such as breathing methods, clapping, playing games like ‘Simon Says’ that could be used to refocus learner attention, or to calm or quieten down the learners were demonstrated through role play.

ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Educating and empowering vulnerable children and youth Please meet Mihlali, one of our inspiring young students. She is one of the 200 young students who attends the Salesian School of Skills.

Mihlali lives in a neighborhood where gangs, drugs and violence are an everyday reality. It’s not safe she told us. Mihlali was struggling at her last school and the Teachers dealing with already overcrowded classes, could not afford to spend any time with her. Her mother knew she would be left behind.

Please listen to her story.  

ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Over 500 youngsters play cricket on Muizenberg Beach The Festival is a key event for identifying new cricketing talent in Cape Town.

Cricket coaches from the NGO Sporting Chance, helped the enthusiastic youngsters to hone their ball skills and a team from the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy identified youngsters with promise who could benefit from additional cricket coaching and opportunities throughout the year.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Social & Community, Youth
Image: 16 Days of Activism: 16 ways you can help to end violence against women and children As South Africa observes 16 Days of Activism opposing Violence Against Women and Children from 25 November to 10 December, the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF) is calling on civil society, government and business to work together to tackle the underlying causes of violence in society.   Read More...

Image: Youth-led project significantly decreases bullying at school A group of young people at Thuto Lesedi Secondary School have tackled the problem of bullying & cyberbullying eliminate the practice at their school.

The leaders behind this project are all graduates of the Columba Leadership programme, which instils young people with the skills and the confidence to take charge of their own lives. In 2016, learners noticed that incidents of bullying at the school had dramatically increased compared to the year before. Most of the victims were Grade 8 learners, in their first year of high school, who were bullied because they came from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds. There was also a grave concern regarding the incidence of rape in the community.   Read More...

Image: Charlize and Trevor deliver hope and inspiration to South African youth It was an unforgettable day at Salesian Life Choices when two of South Africa’s brightest stars visited the NPO’s office

 Charlize has been a funder of Salesian Life Choices for a number of years through her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) and she was full of praise for the work that Life Choices do with youth from the Cape Flats.
The visit started in the newly renovated office in Landsdowne where they were introduced to the team and some students attending a coding course. The group then moved on to Oaklands High School for a highly entertaining “Straight Talks” session with Grade 9 learners as well as a visit to a mobile clinic in Langa that provides youth friendly HIV counselling and testing as part of the Health4Life programme.   Read More...

ALL THE NEWS , Education, Youth
Image: Tsiba We continue to work towards building the structures that will support our young talent and future leaders of this country.

It is bittersweet that the barometer of our success in these areas is often only measured in challenging times like the recent storms and fires in the Western Cape where the TSiBA community rallied together. Stronger as a united force.   Read More...

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