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Employment and Entrepreneurship

Employment and Entrepreneurship

Our role

To facilitate multi-stakeholder collaborations aimed at reducing youth unemployment and improving youth wellbeing by spotlighting existing employment and learning pathways; enhancing the capacity of young entrepreneurs to play an active role in driving sustainable development; and providing information and access to mental health resources.
Employment and Entrepreneurship

Overview

  • Youth in South Africa face stagnant employment prospects despite higher education levels than their parents.
  • Limited career guidance and professional networks prevents the share of information concerning education and work opportunities, particularly due to monthly work-search costs and household income disparities.
  • The industry’s risk aversion hinders the recruitment of entry-level youth without prior experience, favouring tertiary graduates.
  • Financial insecurity from employment prospects, combined with limited networks for mentorship and support, prevents youth risk-taking and the establishment of youth-owned businesses.
  • Long-term unemployment among youth leads to their labour market discouragement, which can contribute to mental health issues like depression.
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Employment and Entrepreneurship

PURPOSE

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Discover the resources, support and interventions available

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Networking & Collaboration

Engage directly to find solutions to youth unemployment

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Matching Skills

Reduce job searching time and costs for successful job applications

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Link Youth with Opportunities

Share information and opportunities available and information around application processes

Employment and Entrepreneurship

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