South Africa has made efforts in creating an enabling environment for young people, by establishing policies, institutions and programmes that are aimed at developing the youth of South Africa.
The government promulgated the National Youth Commission Act, which resulted in the establishment of the National Youth Commission. The commission has a mandate to coordinate and develop an integrated youth policy.
Youth, what are you worth,
wherever you find yourself
in the corner of your mind
Are you worth more
than your unemployed comrades
behind the security fence
Are boys worth more
than what girls are
Are you blue-eyed and blonde ones
worth more than the frizzy-haired
flat- and wide-nosed ones
Is a young rugby player (a "springbok")
worth more than a young swimmer
of the Olympic variety
In his article featured in the YDN’s Network Newsletter, David Kapp, details Nazeelah Kamaldien’s story of great achievement with the assistance from the Resource Action Group (RAG).
It’s amazing what some people get up to once they have empowered themselves. Some leave home to take over television stations, small islands and countries, while others simply Google themselves at work since they now know how to use the Internet.