Youth

Assistance for Young Entrepreneurs

(Service)
The following service providers assist young entrepreneurs with the support of the Provincial Government:www.jasa.org.zaJASA runs three programmes encouraging youth entrepreneurship.

Finding South African Youth Organisations

(Service)
There are numerous organisations in South Africa working with Youth around a vast variety of topics. These organisations include non-profit organisations, faith-based organisations, government sponsored initiatives and community-based initiatives. To find out what organisations are active in your area, you can search the following online databases: National Youth Commission Database of South African Youth Organisations Umsobomvu Service Organisations Database

Help When a Child Has been Arrested

(Service)
Who Classifies as a Child? What are the Rights of Children Who are Arrested? What Can a Parent/Guardian Do to Help a Child Who Has been Arrested? What Can I Do if My Child is being Treated Inappropriately? Where Can I Find out More about the Child Justice Bill?

Interventions for Youth at Risk

(Service)
Youths at risk are learners who have problems such as drug and/or alcohol abuse or are in trouble with the law. Their emotional and/or behavioural problems are barriers to their learning and development.In the Western Cape, there are five levels of support to prevent or resolve such problems. The type of support and the restrictions that may be placed on the learner depend on the nature of the problem. Interventions include educational, therapeutic and/or residential support services.The five levels of support are:

Life Skills Training for Young People

(Service)
The Department of Community Safety offers social crime prevention and life skills training for young people from disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape. Who are we?

Online Career Advice

(Service)
The National Youth Development Agency contains details on numerous career options and the study requirements for each. The information includes: a description of the career personal characteristics that match the career schooling required (including subject choice) tertiary education required potential employers useful sources of information on the career related career options bursary opportunities.  

Rehabilitation for Youth in Conflict with the Law (Diversion)

(Service)
The provincial Department of Social Development, along with non-profit organisations, runs a number of diversion programmes for children who have run foul of the law. "Diversion" refers to diverting an accused child away from formal court procedures and towards a more constructive, positive solution based on the principles of restorative justice. Diversion may be offered either with or without conditions.

What is Diversion?

(Public Information)
Young people who have been accused of a crime are often diverted out of the official criminal justice system, with or without special conditions, and into programmes aimed at developing life skills as an alternative to spending time in prison.

What is NICRO?

(Public Information)
This note describes NICRO, the main provider of diversion services.