On 16 June, South Africa commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 1976. Youth Day is a significant event for Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, as it brings to the fore the work we do with young people to combat youth unemployment.

We have gathered the most informative interviews, articles, and media coverage from the day in this article. Click the links below to access the media:  

 

Metro FM Talk interview with Ayabonga Cawe

Harambee’s Chief Enagement Officer, Zengeziwe Msimang, talks about the challenges confronting young people today and enablers of resilience for young people. She also highlights what needs to be done to get our youth into work.

Kaya FM Biz interview

Kaya FM’s Gugu Mfuphi talks to Harambee’s Sherrie Donaldson about how we can fully understand the best way to develop priority sectors in the SA’s economy that are ready for the youth to be employed.

Power FM Business interview

Harambee’s Evan Jones speaks to Power FM’s Sifiso Skenjana about priority sectors and what employers can do to assist young people to get into earning opportunities.

Radio 2000 Life, Love and All interview

Harambee’s Ellen Morta talks about what Harambee does and how it assists the youth.

City Press Twitter Space – Government needs to take huge risks to tackle youth unemployment

Harambee’s Amantle Mokubung took part in a City Press Twitter Spaces discussion to talk about how youths are doing it for themselves and what economic blocks they are experiencing while they navigate unemployment.

SAFM Jet Set Breakfast interview

Sharmi Surianarain, Chief Impact Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator talks about youth unemployment challenges in the country. She also discusses her opinion piece she wrote for the Daily Maverick titled ‘Resilience is a map, and it offers clues on how to rebuild our economy. She is joined by her invited guests Lerato Shai from the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI) and, Andronica Phalane, a contact centre agent from Harambee. 

702 Inside EWN

For young people who need support and resources to get into earning opportunities, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator helps them to bridge the gap and pathway them into these opportunities.

Cape Talk Inside EWN

For young people who need support and resources to get into earning opportunities, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator helps them to bridge the gap and pathway them into these opportunities.

Other Interesting Articles

Harambee in the News

Equip the youth to turn side hustles into full-time work

24 Jun 2022

Resilience alone in the face of crisis is not what will get us through. It needs to be coupled with intentional investment and support to address the reality of our country’s youth unemployment crisis.


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Harambee in the News

Conext 2022 in conversation with sector leader, Kasthuri Soni

Conext, the official publication of the Digital Council Africa, interviews Harambee’s Chief Executive Officer, Kasthuri Soni for the June 2022 edition of “In conversation with sector leadership”. Soni shares her advice and learnings on what energises her at work and how to empower others.


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Harambee in the News

Resilience and the clues it gives us for sustained, inclusive economic recovery

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results suggest that the number of employed young people has increased for two consecutive quarters. While these numbers are the highest they have been in the past two years, this slight bounce-back is cause for very cautious optimism. Employment remains considerably lower than pre-lockdown.


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