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Youth Lab creates the bridge between government and the private sector and young people in communities. There are a host of socio-economic challenges facing South Africa’s youth today. This we know all too well. There are also a wealth of individuals and organisations who want to help move South Africa forward.

To facilitate this engagement, Youth Lab also functions as a consultancy, hosting workshops and training sessions. We are also a premier youth think tank, offering original research on youth in South Africa, and the rest of the continent.

A look at the workshops we’ve done

African Union

AU Training: The Africa We Want

The Africa We Want” is the message of Agenda2063, a 50-year Africa plan that outlines the shared vision of the African Union for the future of the continent.

In 2015 and 2016 Youth Lab has participated in various activities of the African Union Commission, developing a relationship that includes youth training and facilitation and consultation.


PIN Youth Assets Workshop Series

The National Development Plan is a targeted vision for what South Africa should be by 2030.

PIN Youth Assets is a community workshop that introduces young people to the NDP and together brainstorm strategies for implementing the NDP in ways that address the challenges faced by youth in communities.


Youth Sensitive Budgeting Workshops

In partnership with the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Development in Africa, Youth Lab has hosted Youth-sensitive budgeting workshops in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana with parliamentarians, local councillors and political party representatives.

The workshop is an interactive learning process designed to illustrate ways that the budget can be used to resourcing youth interventions directly and meet the needs of young Africans indirectly.


Grandpa Spaza Academy

The Grandpa Spaza Shop Academy is a project designed to assist and incubate spaza shops in order to help small business owners to innovatively grow their businesses.

The first part of this process is the Mapping Workshops which are designed to gain insight into how the economy of a particular area works and should help small business owners see economic activities in different ways, boosting their ability to find more opportunities for growth.

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