Youth Month 2017

Commemorating the 16 June 1976 Soweto Students’ Uprising, Youth Day celebrates the strength, promise and energy of the country’s young people.


30 youth entrepreneurs

South Africans among Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 young entrepreneurs

The influential Forbes Africa business magazine unveiled its annual 30 Under 30 young African entrepreneurs on 1 June 2017. The list features up-and-coming small business leaders making an impact on the continent and the world. READ MORE >
 
Neurosurgeon

Dr Ncumisa Jilata: Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon

At the age of 29, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata has become Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon following her Fellowship graduation in Durban on 18 May 2017. Her milestone achievement was highlighted by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in an address to the National Assembly on 31 May. READ MORE >
Spinach king

Khayelitsha’s “Spinach King” is building a healthy eating empire

Inspiring young entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana started with a good idea and R40. Today he has expanded his small-scale spinach-bread making business into a range of bakeries, eateries and a food delivery service. READ MORE >
Youth in innovation

Youth urged to use science, technology and innovation for change

More than 300 young people engaged with the government and other institutions at an indaba focused on creating opportunities relating to science, technology and innovation. READ MORE >