SA Youth Development Directory

There are so many youth development organisations doing amazing work across the country. In WESSA specifically we are leading on ground breaking initiative. Check out the national youth development directory, see what everyone is offering and connect to the relevant organisations.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African-based agency established primarily to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. The NYDA was established by an Act of parliament, Act no 54 of 2008. The institution was established to be a single, unitary structure, established to address youth development issues at National, Provincial and Local government level.

YES is a business-driven initiative which is breaking new ground by pioneering a partnership with government and labour, in collectively tackling a national plan to build economic pathways for black youth. You are empowered through this programme to contribute and to be a co-creator of a future that works. Given the scale and implications of South Africa’s youth unemployment situation, the country cannot afford to fail.

Tshepo 1 Million provides hope to young people in Gauteng who are unemployed and looking for a way to access the skills and learning that will prepare them for the world of work.

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator was designed to be a solution that could tackle youth unemployment through partnerships and at scale. Incubated in 2011 by Yellowwoods, Harambee established its proof of concept with a group of 5 founding employers and 40 young people.

Harambee is an independent, not-for-profit social enterprise that works with individual businesses, government agencies, local and international donors, industry sector associations, youth-serving organisations, assessment specialists, behaviour change experts and technology providers. Through research and delivery, we contribute knowledge and insights nationally and globally about what is working to solve youth unemployment.

The INGWE Youth Development Programme focuses on youth leadership development in order to empower young people aged 18-25 years in selected communities in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga to be leaders in their communities and thus help young people reduce their engagement in risky behaviour and foster social change. The programme is a public-private-partnership between the GIZ Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme and the Mondi Group.