Youth help map the way forward for a crime-free SA

27 June 2018 Over 500 young people from across the country have converged in Pretoria this morning for the first-ever National Youth Crime-prevention Summit. The summit, which is organised by the South African Police Service, seeks to increase youth participation in the fight against crime. Police Deputy Minister Bongani Mkongi, who opened the summit in […]

Say YES to 1 million jobs for youth

15 March 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch an initiative to help young people find jobs and empower them to run their own businesses. “The initiative, in collaboration with the private sector, aims to empower one million young people over the next five years to become economically active, either as a member of […]

Educational Emancipation: Fees_Must_Fall Reflections

23 February 2018 by Kgomotso Archibald Let’s go back to June 16th 1976, amid the chaos, killing and the most brutal behaviour young people witnessed. Now there was a goal, for the march, the protest, and the #pens_down notioning equally education for all. Now fast forward to late 2015, where the political/educational spheres of the country […]

DG Murray Trust launches new site to help create change for the youth of SA

Original article on | 22 February 2017 | South Africa has a resource with the potential to transform our economic and social reality. Unfortunately, we are missing this opportunity: “It should go without saying that investment in children and young people is the source of future human capital. They should be at the forefront […]

Educating young people is everybody’s business

Original article on | 13 February 2017 President Jacob Zuma says educating the nation should be the task of all South Africans, as it will help the country to prosper. The President said this when he addressed Ministers, big business and golfers at the annual Presidential Golf Challenge gala dinner at Lagoon Beach Hotel […]

South Africa: Minister Bathabile Dlamini Launches the 5th National Youth Camp, 6 to 12 Dec

Original article on | 6 December 2016 | Press release  by the Department of Social Development The Department of Social Development, in partnership with the Department of Defence and Military Veterans, will host the fifth national Youth Camp at the 3 South African Infantry Battalion, next to Kimberly in the Northern Cape Province. The […]

South Africa: Debate On Teen Pregnancy

Original article on | 25 November 2016 |Press release By Hon TP Madlopha-Mthethwa Today we are debating a very serious issue about teenage pregnancy in our society. The IFP believes that youth is the future of this country and we need to protect them and lead them and protect them to become responsible adults. […]

6 things young people can do to change the world

Original article on | 05 October 2016 | by Dannee McGuire. Young people aren’t just the leaders of tomorrow – they’re making huge changes to the world around them, right now. Whether it’s through social media or ‘hashtag’ activism, writing online or in their paper about a cause, or taking part in a protest, there are […]

Role of Youth for A Cleaner and Greener Environment

Original article | 15 September 2016 | by Ramchandra acharya Many more rules, laws, conventions are made for protecting the environment but there is no effective implementation . For this implementation youth play a vital role. Young people constitute a large part of the world’s population and young people will have to live longer with […]

Farming is the key to solving youth unemployment in Africa

Original article |13 September 2016 | by Karen Brooks Agriculture is currently the employer of most of Africa’s young people, and likely to remain so in the future. But to meet the aspirations of millions for rewarding work, Africa’s agricultural sector will have to change markedly. Today’s agriculture of the machete and the hand hoe […]