Solving youth unemployment through partnerships.


Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is a not-for-profit social enterprise that works with partners to find solutions for the challenge of youth unemployment. Our partners who, like us, are committed to results that can work at scale – include government, the private sector, civil society, and over 3.9 million youth. We are working to unlock jobs and break down the barriers that keep millions of young South Africans unemployed. Our vision is of a growing economy and a society that works, powered by the potential of young people.

Harambee is an anchor partner in a breakthrough platform called SA Youth which brings together many partners to create a single national network to allow young people to access a wide selection of jobs and skilling opportunities, and for opportunity holders to access young engaged work-seekers – for free!

3.9 million

work-seekers supported

1.4 Million

opportunities enabled for work-seekers

2 524

employer partners

R24.9 billion

income for youth

Updated 23 March 2024



Every single day, thousands of lives are impacted by the work of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator.

Harambee has contributed to enabling inclusive growth, resilient cities, and sustainable economies in the partnerships that it built with business and government

Harambee has provided cutting edge insights - globally - on the barriers facing young people and what is needed to break them down

Harambee's work has created the leading example in nation-building by business, civil society and government.