A business-led collaboration with government and labour to create one million work opportunities for youth. Join the movement, change South Africa.

Collaborative approach

YES is a business-driven initiative which is breaking new ground by pioneering a partnership with government and labour, in collectively tackling a national plan to build economic pathways for black youth. You are empowered through this programme to contribute and to be a co-creator of a future that works. Given the scale and implications of South Africa’s youth unemployment situation, the country cannot afford to fail.

Investing into our future economy

YES is a not-for-profit organisation, our fee options are for ensuring a sustainable outcome for our youth, for business and for our country. The fees apply to large companies (R50M turnover), the benefits accrue to all business and youth across the expanse of our nation. This is businesses contribution to not only the youth they create jobs for but will also drive a national movement to bring medium and small businesses into the solution. It takes all of to step up to this challenge, the result is a healthy country, a strong economy and successful businesses referred to as a win-win outcome.

Who gave you your first chance?

A ‘first chance’ is often all it takes to unleash the potential of a young person. YES focuses on previously disadvantaged youth between the ages 18 and 35 by providing work experience for one year, giving young people a chance to demonstrate their abilities, establish their work ethic and prove their worth. The end result of the work experience is a CV, a reference letter, credibility and an empowered young person who has access to a digital platform to gain future work.