The 2023 Youth Month Program is approved by the Cabinet

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The 2023 Youth Month Program is approved by the Cabinet

Cabinet has approved the 2023 Youth Month Programme under the theme:
“Accelerating youth economic emancipation for a sustainable future” which will be
launched on June 1st 2023.

The launch will be led by the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons
with Disabilities, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, at the Hector Pieterson Memorial and
Museum in Soweto.

This year’s National Youth Day will be celebrated over two days from 16 to 17 June
2023 at the Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre, Bloemfontein, in the Free State.
Deputy President Paul Mashatile will address the National Day commemorations.

“Over the two days, there will be the opportunity for youth to participate in dialogues
with Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other stakeholders on various training,
entrepreneurial and developmental opportunities available within government and social
partners,” Cabinet said in a statement.
“Cabinet urged society to intensify efforts to ensure young people access opportunities
which allow them to enter active participation in the economy,” Cabinet said in a
The Executive highlighted that Government, as the largest employer, has responded to
the need for skills development and youth employment by enabling unemployed
graduates to gain experience through the Public Service Graduate Internship and
Learnership Programme.

Furthermore, the Government is also implementing the Social Employment Fund (SEF)
and revitalised National Youth Service (NYS) job-creation initiatives that draw
thousands of young people into the economy.

“The Presidential Youth Employment Intervention has already successfully supported
access to 1.5 million temporary earning opportunities, one million work-based
placements, 250 000 work-integrated learning opportunities 250 000 paid-service
opportunities and 500 000 young people engaged in sustainable earning opportunities.

“As we enter Youth Month, government reminds young people to register on the platform as four million of their compatriots already have, where work
opportunities can be accessed,” Cabinet said.

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