Unemployed Youth

WATCH LIVE: President Ramaphosa delivers budget vote speech in Parliament

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s performance in the first months since assuming office will come under the spotlight during the budget vote debate

Set South Africa’s RDP houses free

The state’s eight-year embargo on owners selling RDP houses hurts the poor and the economy

The uneasy jive of a poor pantsula

An ordinary youth trying to survive - but a little different still.

SA youth: Equal opportunity remains a dream

Equal opportunities when it comes to dream jobs that satisfy all your aspirations and goals are just that, a dream, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.

Youth, unemployment and the South African dream

While youth unemployment is an issue in South Africa, today's youth are not up to doing just about anything to make it, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee.

No free lunch in Bekkersdal, but try the breakfast buffet

Many unemployed youth in violence-stricken Bekkersdal are disillusioned with parties' promises of jobs and chose not to vote in this election.

SA youth unemployment third worst in world, says Numsa

Youth unemployment in South Africa is the third highest in the world, says the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

Youth wage subsidy may do more harm than good

The uncertain benefits and costs of the youth employment incentive may mean the Bill does more harm than good, writes Sean Muller.

No one happy over Youth Wage Bill

Still, it does not go far enough for the DA, and others say it will just benefit big business.

Zuma urges ANCYL to help government with youth employment

Commemorating the ANC Youth League's 69th anniversary, President Jacob Zuma has called on the league to assist with youth employment opportunities.

SA must dig deep, and put youth to work

Germany provides a good example of how the state and industry can create and fill jobs together, writes Matuma Letsoalo.

Subsidies won’t make a dent

Experience around the world shows they don't create jobs. South Africa must look elsewhere.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it