Government sees the youth as the future leaders of our country. This page focuses on opportunities that Government provides for the youth.
Bursaries for 2013
Government has established a range of support programmes and strategies to empower youth in the various sectors such as:
National Youth Development Agency
The National Youth Development Agency is a government agency whose role is to initiate, facilitate, implement, coordinate and monitor youth development interventions aimed at reducing youth unemployment and promoting social cohesion.
The NYDA’s mandate is to:
- Advance youth development through guidance and support to initiatives across sectors of society and spheres of government.
- Embark on initiatives that seek to advance the economic development of young people.
- Develop and coordinate the implementation of the Integrated Youth Development Strategy for the country.
Government services for the youth
Government has a number of services that benefit the youth.
In its effort to launch projects that provide the South African youth with opportunities for experiential learning, the national Youth Camps project took place from 29 September - 5 October 2012.
It is essential to have an identity document when you want to register for writing the matric exams or getting a drivers licence.
You can register on the national voter's roll when you are 16, but may only vote once you have turned 18.
You can get a drivers' licence at eighteen.
Tertiary education is becoming more important. Government supports students who cannot afford the fees.
Once you have completed your education, you need to start looking for a job.
With a job comes the responsibility to pay tax.
Travel outside SA
Some young people prefer to travel before pursuing further education.
What does government say about the youth?
Government youth websites and social media
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