Tag Archives: youth

12-13 Apr | iCre8 Bootcamp – Kwa-Zulu Natal

YouthLab has partnered with sophiatwon Green Incubator and other trainers to create a specific innovation boot camp aimed at encouraging, testing, greening and launching economic innovations for township youth. Ideas can be businesses or social initiatives. The Green Innovation boot camp will take young people from idea to business model through various processes. The top idea from each province after the boot camp will be given a grant to activate their innovation.

5 Apr| iCre8 Research Workshop- Township And Rural Green Economic Innovation Through ICre8 EKasi. Kwa-Zulu Natal

iCre8 eKasi is a YouthLab initiative, it is a township economic revitalisation project aimed at innovating economic ecosystems in townships. iCre8 ekasi leverages potential opportunity for economic investment and trade by focusing on mapping, innovating and reactivating the potential of young people as economic actors. Through iCre8 ekasi townships are changed into hubs of social and economic life that sees communities responding to the social and economic ills they face by harnessing existing economic needs and assets by turning them into opportunities for entrepreneurship, employment, new industries and new patterns of trade within townships.

24-25 Mar|iCre8 Bootcamp – North West

YouthLab has partnered with Sophiatown Green Incubator and other trainers to create a specific innovation boot camp aimed at encouraging, testing, greening and launching economic innovations for township youth. Ideas can be businesses or social initiatives. The Green Innovation boot camp will take young people from idea to business model through various processes. The top idea from each province after the boot camp will be given a grant to activate their innovation.

18 Mar| Research Workshop – Township and Rural green economic innovation through iCre8 eKasi

iCre8 eKasi is a YouthLab initiative, it is a township economic revitalisation project aimed at innovating economic ecosystems in townships. iCre8 ekasi leverages potential opportunity for economic investment and trade by focusing on mapping, innovating and reactivating the potential of young people as economic actors. Through iCre8 ekasi townships are changed into hubs of social and economic life that sees communities responding to the social and economic ills they face by harnessing existing economic needs and assets by turning them into opportunities for entrepreneurship, employment, new industries and new patterns of trade within townships.

28 – 29 Oct| CLIMATE JOBS, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND THE LOW-CARBON TOWNSHIP ECONOMY

One of the most enduring outcomes of the legacy of apartheid in democratic South Africa is the continued existence of townships that are characterised by division along racial lines, poor infrastructure, lower socioeconomic status and geographic distance from main economic hubs in even the most urban and cosmopolitan cities and towns.

28 June | How does socioeconomic transformation impact service delivery at the municipal level?

South Africa remains one of the most unequal societies in the world. Social cohesion and economic growth are key drivers for job creation, attracting investment and creating economic opportunities to help accelerate service delivery. The looming threat of junk status and political infighting ahead of the elections coupled with regular service delivery protests across the country has raised the stakes for local government to deliver on basic services.

How are political parties addressing socio-economic issues at a municipal level? How well or badly are local municipalities doing in addressing some of these challenges and what changes can we look forward to.

Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa, invites you to it’s second Political Café. Join Nompumelelo Runji (independent analyst and author) in conversation with Shaka Sisulu (independent socio-political commentator), Marina Mayer (Economist and lecturer at Wits Business School) and Stewart Wilson (Director of SERI).

27-28 May | iCre8 Ekasi: Climate Jobs,Youth Development and the Township Economy

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation will be partnering with the Youth Lab to run a workshop on township-based youth empowerment. The focus will be on developing skills to create climate jobs, and build a sustainable low-carbon political economy. Participants will deliberate on various policy interventions to support the creation of cooperatives, which operate on a sustainable economic model.

The outcomes of this activity will contribute to the current national conversation on reviving township economies in order to address the triple crises of youth unemployment, inequality and poverty.

1 Jun | The 2016 Municipal Elections: What can we expect from SA’s youth?

Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa, invites you to it’s first Political Café.

South Africa holds its fifth municipal elections in August 2016 during a period of increased political volatility in our young nation. We discuss the power and impact that youth have in the upcoming municipal elections. How will eligible youth voters participate in the electoral process – what issues are they concerned about? And how are political parties responding and what do they have to offer the youth? Join Nompumelelo Runji of the Sowetan in conversation with Thamsanqa Masingi (Enke – Make your Mark), Pearl Pillay (YouthLab), and Khaya Dlanga (independent political commentator & author).