Government And Opportunities For Youth

The Government regards youth as our country’s future leaders. This website focuses on the opportunities that the government provides for youth in South Africa.

Minister of State in the Presidency Jeff Radebe signed the National Youth Policy 2020 on August 12, 2015. (NYP2020). The NYP 2020 is a collection of government goals and promises to promote youth development. Before being approved by the executive cabinet, it was subjected to significant consultation.

SA Youth Network

The Nationwide Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has collaborated with the Presidency (through the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention) to develop SA Youth, a national network that provides free access to learning and earning possibilities to young South Africans.

The NYDA will launch SA Youth in collaboration with Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, major government ministries, the commercial sector, and civil society.

SA Youth provides free online job-seeker assistance tools to young people, including:

  • Resources for hustling
  • Learning
  • Volunteering
  • Furthering one’s education assistance with wellness and self-care

On the mobi-site, young people may apply for safe and trustworthy job, volunteer, learnerships, bursary, and work experience opportunities in their region. On their SA Youth page, young people may also change their contact information and work status.

Tell me a little bit more about SA Youth:

Joining the network is completely free. A young person will never be asked to pay to join the network or use any of its features or advantages.

  • The mobi-site, https://sayouth.datafree.co, is likewise data-free. This implies that young people do not need to have data on their phone, laptop, or tablet to use the SA Youth tools.
  • They can also contact a toll-free help line (0800 727272) if they require assistance, support, or guidance.
  • Anyone between the ages of 15 and 34 is eligible to join the network.
  • To register, they must be South African or furnish a Refugee ID number.
  • The SA Youth mobi-site is now online and ready for usage by young people. The network will be formally launched countrywide by the Presidency soon.

The SA Youth mobi-site is now online and ready for usage by young people. The network will be formally launched countrywide by the Presidency soon.

How to Join the SA Youth Network:

1. Navigate / go to https://sayouth.datafree.co/p/nyda.
2. Enter your ID number – if your ID is already on the system, you may have already enrolled with SA Youth, Harambee, or Tshepo 1Million. Please return to the Login page and enter your ID number and existing password.
3. After you have registered and accepted the terms and conditions, please answer all questions. It will take you around 4 minutes to complete this process.
4. Once you’ve answered all of the questions, a list of possibilities in your area will be provided. Please apply by clicking on a position that interests you.
5. Click the profile icon to add any additional information, such as educational credentials and/or work experience.

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