Faced with few options other than hopelessness and substance abuse, Happy Feet offers the youth of Langa, in Cape Town, an alternative. The dance programme brings joy and hope to the participants' lives.
The SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation works with teenagers and their parents to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the youth. It teaches them how to start up and run their own businesses, to beat unemployment.
The lack of communication skills is one of the major challenges youth face in looking for work and growing their careers. Giving Wings has devised a programme to teach these arts, which it offers through workshops in Olievenhoutbosch.
Thembani "Terror" Gqeku set up his African Youth Boxing Club in Khayelitsha when he saw two youngsters trying to stab each other. He uses boxing to teach the township youth that there is another way of life that does not involve crime, violence and drugs.
With the simple goal of giving underprivileged kids access to books, Read to Rise is also giving them the chance to use their imagination and see new worlds.
Brand South Africa recognises the critical role of youth in building our country’s global competitiveness. Brand South Africa urges the youth in South Africa to engage with and take ownership of the country’s National Development Plan since this plan aims to reduce poverty and inequality by 2030. To ensure that young people can participate in building our country with the NDP as a foundation, the plan has a youth-centric focus.
The youth are our future, and in South Africa, that future wants to stay at home. Less than 10% of South Africans under the age of 24 planned to migrate to another country, a Brand South Africa survey has found.
Over the past 10 years Brand South Africa's annual national perception survey has identified trends shaping society to help predict how these are likely to play out in the future. The latest study produced valuable insights into the youth, and how their perceptions will shape the National Development Plan.
Brand South Africa has noted the challenges identified by the Statistician-General with regards to challenges faced South Africa’s young people, particularly in terms of skills development and employment opportunities.