Youth Development Programme | Western Cape Government

Youth Development Programme


Every young person needs to take part in programmes that will improve their career prospects and establish themselves financially in the future.

The Department of Social Development’s Youth Development Programme gives people under the age of 35 the opportunity to develop their career paths, learn important life skills, and receive valuable mentorships.

You’ll learn how to look after yourself financially, and how to be independent.


Youth DevelopmentOur Youth Development Programme provides a wide range of services, opportunities, and support to young people, between the age of 14 and 35, as well as their families. 

Our programme builds on the strengths of young people by developing their skills. This includes providing them with leadership training, mentoring, and 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 14 May 2020