Say YES to the potential of our youth,
say NO to inequality and economic downturn.

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. YES needs your commitment and investment today. Together, with you, YES aims to create one million jobs for youth. In this process, your firm can gain one or two levels on your B-BBEE scorecard. There is deep value in our tech-driven youth behavioural content to nurture and motivate young people and business throughout the year. This technology assists you and our youth in succeeding in their first work experience.

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.

Interested in the B-BBEE benefit?

Calculate your YES target here:

Targets for Generic Entities will be the Higher between (i), (ii) and (iii) below:

  1. 1.5% of the Y.E.S entity’s headcount in the preceding year; OR
  2. 1.5% of the Y.E.S entity’s average Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) from South African operations in the immediately preceding three years, converted to a headcount number by dividing that NPAT number by R55,000; OR
  3. A target as determined in Table 1 - Annexure A.

TABLE 1 - ANNEXURE A: GENERIC ENTITY TARGETS

TOTAL REVENUE BAND (RM) MINIMUM BLACK YOUTH JOB
50 - 75 6
75 - 99 7
100 - 149 8
150 - 199 9
200 - 249 10
250 - 299 11
300 - 349 12
350 - 399 13
400 - 449 14
450 - 500+ 15

YES Calculation Results

Based on your information supplied, ACME (Pty) Ltd will need to create 1000 employment opportunties.

Below are the B-BBEE benefits your company can gain by committing to the above target.

Create Job(s) and
Move up

Create Jobs and
Move up

Create Jobs and
Move up

As per the draft Gazette an absorbtion of 2.5% for the first target and 5% for the second and third target is required, please review our response to the Gazette below for more information

OR

Our Packages

Small Biz Deal

Source and match your own youth

R1,700

once off placement fee per youth

Includes

A fully loaded smartphone, giving YES Youth a portal to access cutting edge digital and behavioural content work readiness training, basic business literacy,  & motivational messages.

YES helps you manage with an employer toolkit and builds positive youth work attitude with gamification & behavioural nudges.

GPS locator for youth tracking & attendance

Continuous monitoring with fun digital surveys which feed into a portfolio of evidence, giving youth a detailed and credible YES branded CV  and reference letter, increasing their marketability.

In-House

Source and match your own youth

R5,000

once off placement fee per youth

Includes

A fully loaded smartphone, giving YES Youth a portal to access cutting edge digital and behavioural content work readiness training, basic business literacy,  & motivational messages.

YES helps you manage with an employer toolkit and builds positive youth work attitude with gamification & behavioural nudges.

GPS locator for youth tracking & attendance

Continuous monitoring with fun digital surveys which feed into a portfolio of evidence, giving youth a detailed and credible YES branded CV  and reference letter, increasing their marketability.

In-House Assisted

Includes YES sourcing and matching of youth

R7,000

once off placement fee per youth

Includes

Gamified psychometric/psychographic evaluations for youth sourcing & matching to shortlist best match for role

Gamified psychometric/psychographic evaluations for youth sourcing & matching to shortlist best match for role

Boost or build a business

Place youth inside a host  or new business

R9,000

once off placement fee per youth

Includes

A fully loaded smartphone, giving YES Youth a portal to access cutting edge digital and behavioural content work readiness training, basic business literacy,  & motivational messages.

Sourcing of candidates for supply chain host, SMME or all new enterprise

Sourcing of verified host business and logistics of placement

Youth payment payroll, digital wallet, financial management training for youth in host business

NOTE:

  • All placement fees are once-off youth management, monitoring and evaluation cost with sourcing and includes the cost to build a national YES movement for SA
  • All YES fees have been included in the R55,000 annual youth cost calculation & are thus not over the 1.5% NPAT commitment
  • These fees apply to businesses with over R50 million turnover
  • Total fees per head for smaller firms including registration = R1700 and includes smartphone for youth

What you pay

Small Biz Deal
In-House
In-House Assisted
Boost or build a business
Registration Fee

Select a turnover band to match your business

Select a turnover band to match your business and calculate your registration fee
PER COMPANY.
Amount of candidates

How many candidates can you help?


Not sure how many candidates you can help? Calculate your YES target here

R1,700

Once-off placement fee

R5,000

Once-off placement fee

R7,000

Once-off placement fee

R9,000

Once-off placement fee

Minimum wage

R3,500 minimum wage paid directly from you to youth

R3,500 x 12

monthly salary

R3,500 x 12

monthly salary

R3,500 x 12

monthly salary

R3,500 x 12

monthly salary

TOTAL:
R0
R0
R0
R0

Frequently Asked Questions

Your fee makes it possible to extend YES across the country to small and medium enterprises who would not be able to pay for the youth placement, but are willing to teach and employ youth for a year at minimum salary per month. Your contribution drives employment opportunities across the country to make a scaled change for a prosperous and inclusive future.

  • Contract development and facilitation and storage and evidence for B-BBEE verification process
  • Supervisor / employer of youth provides feedback 4 x per year (survey through employer app) 360 feedback multi-sided approach to feedback
  • Monitoring and Evaluation costs

Sponsored host placements are a part of the YES programme. Corporates who meet their YES target can choose to place the youth in their own business or at a host SMME through a sponsored host placement, at no cost to the host. The young person will work in the host business for a period of 12 months and will be paid by the sponsor company. To register and be a part of our national SMME database, please click here.

The type of support that YES offers to businesses and NGOs is non-financial, through capacity development as well as placing a young person in their businesses as a resource. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide funding, office space and/or equipment or connections to other stakeholders.

Unfortunately, YES does not offer financial support to young aspiring business owners. However, we can assist new businesses (SMMEs) by capacitating them with fresh, young and creative youth!

Yes, you can! We will work with you to select the right person for your organisation.

No, YES Youth are sponsored for a period of one year. If you decide to absorb your YES Youth after the year-long period, then you will be responsible for salary payments.

To host a YES Youth you need to be a registered EME or QSE. However, based on sector and other internal requirements, YES will have additional selection criteria. Please note that NGOs can qualify to host YES Youth.

Youth are given a Smartphone Youth app to provide:

  • Work readiness training 21 MODULES released over the course of the year
  • Behavioural work to drive youth attitude towards empowerment, confidence and growth mindset
  • Soft skills training
  • Guidance for youth
  • Content to support motivation & engagement
  • Surveys to track youth progress
  • Automated CV and reference letters
  • Data for early problem detection
  • Helpline for youth
As a trusted YES creator of new youth work experiences, please ensure the following:
  • All YES youth must be registered via our site
  • Many youth will be placed in environments far from structured and well honed Corporate HR programmes. This, therefore, means that companies will need to be patient in their approach when dealing with youth who are new to the workplace
  • The phone and content ensure that no matter where youth are, they can get:
    • A baseline set of consistent resources
    • A portal to access 21st century resources
    • Some common quality goals and aspiration to be part of the YES family
    • Behavioural benefits
    • An understanding they’re all equal under YES
  • Youth data must be uploaded onto the YES site, this includes start dates for youth and reporting of churn
  • Youth must have phones to fully benefit from the programme, the fee and for a quality learning experience to be gained.
    Employers/youth supervisors need to complete a simple survey 4 times per year