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Downloads: The National Youth Policy

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Young people are the country’s future, but where do they fit in in building that future? The number of challenges faced by South Africa’s youth are daunting, from unemployment, to crime and substance abuse and a wholesale response is needed. The proposed National Youth Policy 2020, plans to be just that. Youth Lab, in partnership […]

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iCre8 eKasi

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iCre8 eKasi is a Youth Lab is a township economic revitalisation project aimed at innovating economic ecosystems in townships. iCre8 ekasi leverages potential opportunity for economic investment and trade by focusing on mapping, innovating and reactivating the potential of young people as economic actors. Through iCre8 ekasi townships are changed into hubs of social and […]

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Downloads: Manifesto Launches

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Youth Lab has waded through the manifesto rhetoric to break down what each party offers young South Africans in the 2014 election. African National Congress The Democratic Alliance The Economic Freedom Fighters Inkatha Freedom Party United Democratic Movement Pan-African Congress Azanian People’s Organisation

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Training and Consultation: Toward the Africa We Want

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“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. With 7 Aspirations Agenda2063 acknowledges the capabilities of young Africans and demographic dividend youth represent at the forefront of the Africa’s development vision. In 2015 and […]

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Workshops: Youth Sensitive Budgeting across Southern Africa

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The national fiscus is one of any government’s tools for good governance and ensuring the development of a country and its citizens. Youth make up a large and important demographic in African countries as they represent a large segment of working age people, are a consumer base and have the greatest potential to generate new […]

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Policy Conversation: The Anatomy of Decolonisation

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In April 2016, Youth Lab, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, hosted a Policy Conversation at Rhodes University. This conversation was sparked by the growing decolonisation movements that have swept through universities in South Africa. Students at universities across the country have, through protest action, articulated the crucial need for a decolonisation of the […]

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Policy Conversation: Rethinking Youth Unemployment

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In April 2016, Youth Lab, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, hosted a Policy Conversation at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Teaming up with the university branches of the Black Management Forum, the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants in South Africa and the Black Lawyers Association, the discussion centred on the need […]

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Policy Conversation: First time voters, why vote?

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In September 2015, Youth Lab, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, hosted a Policy Conversation at Lancea Vale Secondary School. The discussion was prompted by the upcoming local elections and the role young people have to play in the elections process. The aim of the discussion was to get a sense, from young people […]

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Policy Conversation: Transforming South Africa’s Tertiary Institutions

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In September 2015, Youth Lab, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, hosted a Policy Conversation around transformation at South African tertiary institutions. The conversation began with screenings of Luister and Decolonising Wits and was held at Constitution Hill. The event was sparked by the emergence of student movements aimed at addressing the lack of […]