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Youth: Government Resources: Library Guide: Employment

A guide to sources of government and international governmental organisations on youth issues.

Book chapters

Cross, Catherine and Stewart Ngandu. Youth unemployment dynamics in the labour market of the periphery, pages 198-222 In: State of the nation :   South Africa, 1994-2014 : a twenty-year review of freedom and democracy.    Cape Town :   HSRC Press,   2014. G 68 E.HSRC.14.STAT

Policy briefs

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. South Africa policy brief, July 2015, Employment: tackling high youth unemployment. Paris: OECD, 2015.


Meyer, Tamlynne and Angelique Wildschut. Artisan training could assist youth employment In: HSRC review, Vol. 14, no. 2 (april-June 2016), pages 29-31. G 68 K.HSRC

Policies and strategies

Department of Trade and Industry. Youth enterprise development strategy, 2013-2023. Pretoria: Department of Trade and Industry, 2013.

South Africa. Department of Economic Development.    New growth path :   accord 6 : youth employment accord /    Pretoria :   Department of Economic Development,   [2013]. G 68 E.ECON.13.NEWG

South Africa. Department of Trade and Industry    The national youth economic empowerment strategy and implementation framework :   mainstreaming youth in the South African economy, 2009 - 2019 /    Pretoria :   Department of Trade and Industry,   2009. G 68 E.INDU.09.NATI

Towards a youth employment strategy for South Africa /    Halfway House, South Africa :   Development Planning Division, Development Bank of Southern Africa,   2011. G 68 E.DBSA.11.TOWA

Delivery agreements

South Africa. Department of Higher Education and TrainingDelivery agreement 5: a skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path.

Delivery agreement for outcome 4 :   decent employment through inclusive growth.    [Pretoria :   Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation],   2010. G 68 E.ECON.10.DELI

Conference reports

Report of the Youth Employment Summit :   decent youth employment /    Johannesburg :   South African Youth Council,   2012.G 68 E.LABO.12.REPO

Youth and Women in Construction and Property Summit 2015. Pietermaritzburg]: Department of Public Works, 2015. Shelf no. G PKN E.WORK.15.YOUT

Youth employment strategies for South Africa, Roundtable held on 9 June 2011 :   development conversations /    Halfway House, South Africa :   Development Bank of Southern Africa,   2011. G 68 E.DBSA.11.YOUT



Chapter 6, Youth in the labour market In: Labour market dynamics in South Africa, 2014Pretoria :   Statistics South Africa, 2015. See also statistical appendices.

Employment chapter in South Africa survey, 2016. Access via Library Databases to South African Institute of Race Relations. See tables of Employment by race and age, and, Unemployment numbers and rates by age, race, and sex. 

International Labour Organization. YouthStats database.

National and provincial labour market :   youth, Q1: 2008–Q1: 2015.   Pretoria :   Statistics South Africa,   2015. G 68 A.LABO.YOUT

National and provincial labour market :   youth, Q1: 2008–Q1: 2014.   Pretoria :   Statistics South Africa,   2014. G 68 A.LABO.YOUT

Quarterly labour force survey  Pretoria :   Statistics South Africa,  2008 onwards.  G 68 A.LABO.FORC

Statistics South Africa, issuing body. Chapter 5, Youth labour market participation In: Vulnerable Groups Series I: The Social Profile of the Youth, 2009‐2014Pretoria, South Africa :   Statistics South Africa,   2016.


Altman, M. Youth labour market challenges in South Africa. Pretoria : HSRC, 2007

Eastern Cape Socio Economic Consultative Council. Youth employment and unemployment (Economic update, March 2012)

Marock, C. Grappling with youth employabiity in South Africa. Pretoria : HSRC, 2008.

Mpumalanga. Provincial Treasury. Analysis of youth unemployment in Mpumalanga, 2008-2015.

Ramadiro, Brian.    Research report :   youth participation in co-operatives in South Africa /    [S.l.] :   Umsobomvu Youth Fund ,   2003. G 68 E.INDU.03.RESE

Umsobomvu Youth Fund. Economic Sector Youth Job Prospects Analysis Report  2007?