On Tuesday President Cyril Ramaphosa explained what the Youth Employment Service (YES) is and how it would help relieve the effect unemployment has on the South African youth.
The new head of state launched the initiative on 27 March, which would see the government partnering with businesses, labour and civil society to better the lives of young South Africans.
YES would focus on delivering paid internships over the next three years, for the South Africans between the ages of 18 and 35.
Eyewitness News reported the initiative would help youths get corporate work experience through one-year paid positions in various businesses or through small business development.
Briefly.co.za gathered the opportunities would empower young people though training and funding, which would help them start and develop their own companies.
The president added the initiative would also help address the high unemployment rate among the youth, saying they would be “employable”.
Thus far, about 100 businesses have agreed to be part of the plan, which Ramaphosa believes would help young people find employment and improve their future prospects.
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