Youth Development Programme | Western Cape Government

Youth Development Programme


If you’re younger than 25 it’s important that you learn to be able to look after yourself financially. You’ll also need to be independent and healthy with positive family, personal and social relationships. The Youth Development Programme of the Department of Social Development can assist you.


Our Youth Development Programme provides a wide range of services, opportunities and support to young people, between the age of 14 and 25, as well as their families.  A group of young people sitting in the library

Our programme builds on the strengths of young people by developing their skills. This includes providing them with leadership training, mentoring, and by helping them to transition through the challenges and problems they may experience in their daily lives.

The programme is done in a way that  ensures  social inclusion of most youth with special focus being given to:

  1. NEET Youth - (Not in Education, Employment and/or Training).
  2. Life and personal skills development.
  3. Work skills development.
  4. Leadership development.
  5. Mentoring.
  6. Internships through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
  7. Informal skills development.
  8. Youth cafés where our youths can be innovative, creative and in a safe developmental environment through support, service and opportunities.

If you would like to take up this opportunity visit one of the Youth Cafés or contact us for more information.


For more information, contact:

James Albanie
Tel: 021 483 8997

Mtutuzeli Oswald Sitinga
Tel: 021 483 2535

Provided by:
Government Body: (Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 25 January 2018