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Team South Africa

We area small group of young professionals passionate about making a difference in our country and committed to addressing global challenges.We generously volunteer ourtime to support PEP Africa’s mission. We work remotely, providing a cost-effective solution delivery model across our focus areas.

We oversee the utilization of donations, audit and control the organization’s financial records and policies, and ensure transparency and accountability to our supporters. Our team comprises a Country Lead (COL), Social Development (SoDET) Trainer, Program Administrator and Finance Officer (PAFO), Project Officer (PRO), Community Improvement Officer (CIO), Communications and Knowledge Manager (COMKnoM), and Youth Engagement Officer (YEO).

We present a life-changing opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of youths while experiencing human development and spirit. We are not only contributing to the mission of PEP Africa but also have the chance to advance our careers.

2024 – 2029

South Africa Team

The Problems

Youth Unemployment: South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates globally. Many young South Africans struggle to find employment due to various factors, including a lack of job opportunities, limited skills development, and structural economic barriers. High levels of unemployment contribute to poverty, inequality, and social unrest among young people.

Limited Access to Education and Skills Training: While access to education has improved since the end of apartheid, disparities persist, particularly in rural and low-income communities. Many young South Africans lack access to quality education and skills training opportunities, hindering their ability to compete in the job market. The education system also faces challenges such as overcrowded classrooms, inadequate infrastructure, and high dropout rates, further exacerbating inequalities.

Crime and Violence: Crime and violence are pervasive issues affecting many young South Africans, particularly in urban townships and informal settlements. Factors such as poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, and gang activity contribute to high levels of crime, including violent crime, theft, and assault. The prevalence of crime creates an environment of fear and insecurity, limiting young people’s freedom of movement and opportunities for personal development.

Addressing these key issues requires concerted efforts from government, civil society, and the private sector. Strategies should focus on creating more job opportunities for young people, improving access to quality education and skills training, and implementing policies to address the root causes of crime and violence. Additionally, promoting social inclusion, youth empowerment, and community development are crucial for supporting the well-being and future success of young people in South Africa.

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