A homeless young man in Sandton, Johannesburg received more job offers than he could handle after a Good Samaritan made it her mission to help him when she came across him begging for a job instead of for money or food.
In 2030, South Africa’s rural communities are able to fully participate in the economic, social and political life of the country. They enjoy good-quality education, health care, transport and other basic services. Successful land reform, job creation and rising agricultural production have created an inclusive rural economy.
The jobless statistics are sobering, but initiatives are under way to tackle unemployment. School pupils heard about what was on offer from a variety of big companies and got some inspiring advice from speakers.
South Africa, it is said, is one of the most unequal societies in the world. Yet it has a plan to change this, and that's where the National Development Plan comes in.
The Rockefeller Foundation is investing $100m in a seven-year project to assist a million young people in Africa through jobs and skills in the information communication technology sector. Its focus will be on high potential youth who lack access to jobs and economic opportunities.
• Citizens in charge of their destiny