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Youth Parliament. SAYC Presentation on the Youth Employment Accord 21 June 2013. INTRO. Collective effort of NEDLAC social partners A contribution towards the creation of 5mil jobs by 2020

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Youth parliament

Youth Parliament

SAYC Presentation on the

Youth Employment Accord

21 June 2013


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INTRO

  • Collective effort of NEDLAC social partners

  • A contribution towards the creation of 5mil jobs by 2020

  • The Accord proposes three distinct but connected workstreams:

    • Identifying areas of immediate action

    • Identify additional actions, revise targets where appropriate and scale up in an expanded and updated Accord

    • Commence discussions on the constraints in the economy that hinder greater job creation and inclusive growth, including the structural features inherited from our past

  • The Accord currently has six commitments

  • Coordination mechanisms towards implementation

  • The Accord was signed on Thur, 18 April 2013

  • YWS & Job Seekers Grant???


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Education and Training: Improve education and training opportunities for the gap grouping between school-leaving and first employment

Second-chance matric programmes for those who have not passed or have poor results

Expanding the intake of FET colleges as part of building a stronger vocational and technical skills base among young people to complement the current focus on academic training

Developing stronger roles for SETAs and other institutions to help address the challenges faced by young people in sector and workplace training programmes

Expanding the targets in the National Skills Accord, including for State-owned Companies 

Commitment One


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Commitment Two

  • Work Exposure: Connect young people with employment opportunities, through amongst others support for job placement schemes and work-readiness promotion programmes for young school leavers and provide young people with work experience

    • Enhance DoL labour centres and career fairs as part of public employment services

    • Govt departments to introduce focused internships leading to 5% of staff

    • SOCs to create placement opportunities for FET and HE students as part of completing their studies

    • Private sector work exposure programmes such as vacation programmes, summer internships, job shadowing, etc.

  • Building structures of SAYC

  • Capacity Building for SAYC, its member organizations and the broader youth sector

  • Democracy, Civic Education, and Social Cohesion

  • Research & Policy Advocacy

  • Education & Skills Development

  • Youth Employment

  • Economic Development

  • Health & Wellbeing (HIV and AIDS)

  • International Relations


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Commitment Three

  • Public sector measures: Increase the number of young people employed in the public sector, through coordinating and scaling up existing programmes under a ‘youth brigade’ programme coordinated with the National Youth Service Programme

    • EPWP and CWP to absorb 80% of new youth entrants

    • NARYSEC to help rebuild rural communities, rural basic infrastructure such as fencing, road maintenance and food security

    • Green brigade, focused on the Working for Water, Working for Energy, Working on Fire and other environmental protection and promotion programmes

    • Health brigades, to expand home-based care as well as health and wellness education to communities as part of the NHI, auxiliary services in health care facilities

    • Literacy brigades to utilize young people to expand literacy training of adults

    • Other suitable areas of focus such as a Maintenance Brigade


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Commitment Four

  • Youth target set-asides: Youth target set-asides need to be considered in particular industries, particularly new industries where young people can be drawn in large numbers and should be progressively realised

    • Solar water heating installations to be a youth focussed sector

    • The green economy to have 60% of labour intake drawn from youth with prospects of reaching 70%

    • The infrastructure programme to target at least 60% youth employment for new projects and activities with training opportunities

    • The Business Process Services sector, which includes call centres, where a target of 80% of new employment should be explored and aimed for

      SAYC serves as the youth sector representative in the following strategic bodies:

  • NEDLAC: This is a national platform for social dialogue on socio-economic policy discourse. Nedlac is constituted of government, business, labour and community constituencies.

  • SANAC: This is the highest national body that provides strategic and political guidance to the national response against HIV and AIDS.

  • NSA: The National Skills Authority is a body that advises government on the skills development discourse for the country.

    SAYC represent the youth sector in many other national and international platforms.


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Commitment Five

  • Youth entrepreneurship and youth cooperatives: Youth coops and youth entrepreneurship should be promoted and supported

    • Develop and strengthen dedicated programmes of support for youth enterprises and youth coops by SEFA, SEDA, Jobs Fund, IDC, etc

    • Use of the BBBEE Codes to strengthen private and public sector commitment to improve youth employment

    • Simplified registration of cooperatives and youth enterprises

    • Technical support in enterprise development

    • Support with demand for products, e.g. in school nutrition programmes and in procurement programmes

    • Funding support that can complement private sector finance 

      SAYC serves as the youth sector representative in the following strategic bodies:

  • NEDLAC: This is a national platform for social dialogue on socio-economic policy discourse. Nedlac is constituted of government, business, labour and community constituencies.

  • SANAC: This is the highest national body that provides strategic and political guidance to the national response against HIV and AIDS.

  • NSA: The National Skills Authority is a body that advises government on the skills development discourse for the country.

    SAYC represent the youth sector in many other national and international platforms.


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Commitment Six

  • Private sector measures: Work with the private sector to expand the intake of young people, with targeted youth support and incentives approved by all constituencies

  • Improve private-sector youth absorption in new jobs

  • Business to announce specific measures and targets linked to companies during the Youth Month


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Partnerships & Representations

  • The targets set out in this framework will be phased in over an appropriate period, reflecting both the urgency of youth employment and the capacity of public and private institutions

  • A Committee of Principals will be set up to develop and announce the Action Plan which will contain specific targets and timeframes to enable rollout of youth-focussed employment programmes

  • The first meeting of the Committee will be held during May 2013.

  • An Action Plan for the first phase will be developed and announced by National Youth Month, June 2013.

  • A detailed report will be tabled within 18 months on the progress that has been achieved

  • A follow-up set of commitments will also be developed, based on the lessons of the first phase

    SAYC serves as the youth sector representative in the following strategic bodies:

  • NEDLAC: This is a national platform for social dialogue on socio-economic policy discourse. Nedlac is constituted of government, business, labour and community constituencies.

  • SANAC: This is the highest national body that provides strategic and political guidance to the national response against HIV and AIDS.

  • NSA: The National Skills Authority is a body that advises government on the skills development discourse for the country.

    SAYC represent the youth sector in many other national and international platforms.


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Thulani Tshefuta

President: SAYC

[email protected]

072 015 7957

Thembinkosi Josopu

General Secretary: SAYC

[email protected]

0766757912

The End!!!


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