Three-fifths of South Africans are under the age of 30. This youth bulge hasthe potential to transform South Africa’s economic and social reality.
powerful ways to help young people realise their potential.
See them here.
How can we build real and imminent possibility for young people? Here, rather than going for the big systemic changes like overhauling the education system, we look at what ordinary South Africans, in their personal and professional capacity, can do to effect this change. Each of these suggestions, if multiplied, could become levers for much larger change.
“You learn through your mistakes, and you also learn through other people. I want to be the mentor that I never had.” - Siyabonga
“She asked me if I had considered working at Allan Gray. By the time I die, I want the average black person to be able to speak the investment language.” - Luthando
“She was a tough boss, a ‘tough love’ kind of boss – working with her taught me quite a lot about work ethic and making sure that things were done right.” - Marguerite
“I was not really sure about what I wanted to do after school. I felt like I did it because I had to make a choice at the time.” - Virata
“There is a saying that goes, ‘When all things fail, love fights back.’ That’s really what keeps me going as a father and an individual.” - Dean