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A Puppet in Parliament: Comedy for a good cause

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On the 8th May 2015 Youth Lab joined forced with comedian Condrad Koch and political puppet Chester Missing to raise funds for to contribute to the education of two students from Wits University. In a night filled with South Africanisms, satire and even some song and dance Chester Missing and fellow stellar comedians Lihle Msimang, […]

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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 Dialogue: YouthLab at the Presidential Working Group

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President Jacob  Zuma convened the first Presidential Youth Working Group consisting of various youth focused civil society organisations and many Deputy Ministers across his cabinet. The aim of the working group is to priorities interventions aimed at youth through both governmental and non-governmental initiatives and to assist the youth desk, which runs under the leadership […]

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iCre8SA 2015: Celebrating our 2015 Innovators

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When we launched the iCre8SA programme, we were inundated with applications from young people all over the country, all determined to change South Africa with their original innovation. After combing through these applications, we found our 2015 cohort, and so began a yearlong journey. In four, weeklong sessions YouthLab and a specially selected group of […]

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Youth Day 2014: Where to for the next 20 years

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In 2014, South Africa celebrated 20 years of freedom. Young people are poised to make the most of those freedoms, but so many challenges still remain. What will young people make of that freedom? Our speakers, authors Ndumi Ngcobo and Thando Mgqolozana, economist Xhant Payi and Shlock Ndzunga from SowetoTV, spoke with young people in […]