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Enabling girls and young women into Technology

15 young people attend a career guidance event through “SayPro” and partner company “Deltamune”.

Southern Africa Youth Project has identified a factor that has led to more than 25 out 100 university dropouts due to studying in the wrong field, this is one of the contributing factors to unemployment and poverty. This is because the current mediums of distributing information have gaps and young people are unable to make…
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The challenge we deal with

There are lots of youth who have matric very well but are sitting at home. Southern Africa Youth Project is bridging the gap between unemployed youth and unskilled Labour by providing capacity building to the youth


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The power of technology helps young people gain skills.

The youth of Diepsloot participate in an online training program that provides job searching skills. You too can be a part of our programs by simply visiting any of our centers in Diepsloot, Daveyton or Atok for registrations. Changing the way the youth think about themselves though Technology Call:011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org  


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Motivation Monday

Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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Register to enroll for free End User Computing.

Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernaficayouth.org


2018-01-08 0

Registrations are open for free training programs

Are you between the ages of 18-35. Residing in Diepsloot, Daveyton or Atok. Visit any of our centers to register for free training programs. The youth may register for training programs under Life Skills, Wholesale & Retail and Information Technology. Upon completion of the training programs, the youth are assisted with job applications. SayPro continues…
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2018-01-08 0

Congrats to matrics in Diepsloot, Daveyton, Atok and Nhlazatye

Southern Africa Youth Project would like to congratulate all the learners who have passed Grade 12 in 2017. We have indeed noticed without doubt that many of these matriculants have experienced many challenges at home and even at the school. Despite all the sacrifices they had to be in. Today they have made it. On…
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2018-01-05 0

Free WiFi at the Diepsloot Branch

Did you know you can have free WiFi connection at the Diepsloot Branch Simply walk in to access this feature   This is a product brought by Vast network Call 011 071 1903 for more information  


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Southern Africa Youth Project would like to wish you a Merry Christmas.

We, at SayPro look forward to “changing the way young people  think about themselves” and 2018 and many more years to come. Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org


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Empowering young women like Maggie Moteno through our entrepreneurship program.

Like Nicholas, Maggie is another one of our Youth Enterprise Society and Coda Dojo member, the program has worked wonders for her too, considering the fact that she’s a young women residing in Diepsloot.  Our program has helped her become one of the most reputable and respected person within her club, school and her community.…
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Empowering young people like Nicholas Hlongwane through our “Poverty2Jobs” program.

Nicholas has been a part of the Youth Enterprise Society since its inception, and since then he has gained a lot of skills under the guidance of SayPro. He has participated in all our training programs within the Youth Enterprise Society. He has acquired skills in various business competencies: Idea Generation Business Planning Product Development…
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2017-12-23 0

Registrations for Technology programs at

In partnership with corporates and government Southern Africa Youth Project invites youth between 18-35 to register for technology programs. Visit Southern Africa Youth Project branch near you to register for these programs For more information call 011 071 1903 or at info@southernafricayouth.org We are a non profit organization that enables girls and youth into technology…
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2017-12-20 0

We congratulate Cyril Ramaphosa

We at Southern Africa Youth Project work with over 10 000 young people in rural areas and townships of South Africa who are unemployed and affected by poverty, human rights, inequality and crime. We congratulate him on his victory We rely on the leadership with vision to fight these challenges we have in our communities.…
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2017-12-19 0

Lehlabile Mugwena receives gets awarded for participation in a national youth camp through SayPro.

One of our beneficiaries Lehlabile Mugwena rejoices after receiving a certificate for participating in the National Youth Camp hosted by the Department of Social Development  in partnership with NGOs. The camp was started in 2012 to promote social cohesion, encourages young people to be change agents and be leaders in their own communities. The National…
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One of aspiring entrepreneur Nicolas Hlongwane delivers a presentation about a Tech-wristband that he has invented.

Like many young people, growing up in a township like Diepsloot may pose a lot of challenges. Considering the increasing the crime rate, it is often difficult for young people to focus on working towards reaching their goals. For Nicolas this came as an opportunity to invent a distress wristband that will be will help…
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Our coding students graduate after a full year of hard work in programming with SayPro and Accenture.

For some this seemed impossible and for some it was a dream come true. The partnership between SayPro and Accenture has led to 40 young people receiving coding skills. It is in our hearts to enable young people through our skills programs for this can help the future of our country. Learning how to code…
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2017-12-11 0

Job application at Southern Africa Youth Project.

We at SayPro assist young people with job application, all you need to do is to visit any of our center in Diepsloot, Daveyton and Atok. Requirements are: ID, Proof of residents,Three months bank statement, and copies all qualifications. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org    


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Meet Takaedza Chikota, a forme beneficiary and now owns a Construction Business.

Who would have thought one of the very first student of Southern Africa Youth Project in End User Computing would now have his own business which has created employment for 5 people the township of Diepsloot. It goes back tack to when SayPro was still known as Dieplsoot Youth Project and Takaedza was one of…
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Registrations for End User Computing are now open.

Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org


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Shaping the future of our youth by building a better community of Diepsloot.

By providing information, skills and joint community ventures we are shaping the future of our youth to bring change right in the heart of Diepsloot. SayPro does through a well structured program-model called “Poverty2Jobs”. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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Another former beneficiary placed into a job at RSS security.

As hard as getting looking for a job may be, Precious Mmola was able to get a job after completing her End User Computing training at Southern Africa Youth Project. Precious spoke of how computer helped her get a job and with her skills-set continues to help her get better and better at her job.…
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2017-12-06 0

The residents of Diepsloot receive information about the services offered at SayPro.

One of our service consultant shares insightful information about the services offered at Southern Africa Youth Project. We edge you to make your to our Diepsloot center and get information on how you can register for enrollment in 2018. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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SayPro shares insightful information about SA’s unemployment rate.

South Africa’s unemployment rate came in at 27.7 percent in the third quarter of 2017, the same as in the previous two quarters and remaining the highest rate in 13 years. The number of unemployed rose by 33 thousand to 6.21 million and the number of employed advanced by 92 thousand to 16.19 million. Unemployment…
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2017-12-05 0

Advice & Referral services at SayPro.

From  receiving information,to skills and job application services within our Advice & Referral centers in Diepsloot, Davyton and Atok. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.og


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Students learn job searching skills at SayPro.

We invite you to visit any of our centers in Dieplsoot, Daveyton and Atok and register for free online courses that will enhance your chances of getting a job. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernaficayouth.org


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#Motivation Monday with SayPro

Call:011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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Lousa Mabitsela delivers a PowerPoint Presesntation on “Abuse”.

Out training programs provide a platform for young people to engage in developing and implementing solutions towards addressing Socio-economic issues faced within townships. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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Motivation Monday with SayPro

Changing the way the youth think about themselves. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernaficayouth.org


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The amazing team of Southern Africa Youth Project.

From left: Kholofelo Kekana, Clifford Legodi, Rebecca Maapola, Nancy Nghonyama and Kagiso Motsileng..


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Programs offered at SayPro.

To register visit any of our centers in Diepsloot, Daveyton & Atok Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org


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Enabling young people in townships of South Africa.

Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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Today we look back to where we come from back to 2015.

Over 10 000 young people have been trained through through our “Poverty2Jobs” model. More than 85% of youth have been placed into jobs and opportunities. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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A friendship dream came true through SayPro.

Michiela Ndlela and Thandekile  Ncube have been friends for years and together wanted to get involved in something that would help them scale their lives. They shared a dream of one-day enrolling for a training that would enhance their chances of getting jobs and as one can imagine the market is quite competitive and only…
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2017-12-01 0

Entrepreneurial educattion in 3 schools of Diepsloot.

We provide entrepreneurship for young people in 3 schools in Diepsloot. Our aim s to equip young people with entrepreneurial skills to enable them to drive initiatives of change within townships of South Africa. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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Neftaly Malatjie speaks at Peermont School Support Program.

A social entrepreneur at heart, a man that continues to change the lives of young people throughout townships South Africa. Neftaly grew up in a shack in Diepsloot and still lives there. His family is very poor — his father was an alcoholic and drank all the family’s money away. Neftaly was always embarrassed at…
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#TBT (throwback Thursday) with Neftaly Malatjie’s interiew.

Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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10 Young Entrepreneurs Under 30 Share Their Start-Up Secrets | Entrepreneur – Part 6

Neftaly Malatjie – Southern Africa Youth Project “I wanted to change the way young people think about themselves,” says Neftaly Malatjie, Founder of Southern African Youth Project. “The training takes place in communities in Gauteng and provides young people with enough skills to help them to get jobs.” The projects aim is to bring hope to…
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Students in End User Computing.

Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


2017-11-29 0

Our library has officially opened.

We invite to visit our center in Diepsloot and get access to lots and lots of free reading packages. Our packages are inclusive of free wifi access, books and educational support. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org  


2017-11-29 0

Diepsloot, a home to many.

The settlement area known as Diepsloot was established in 1995 by what was at the time known as the Rand provincial administration as a temporary (informal) shelter for people who had initially been evicted from informal settlements in Honeydew, Sevenfontein and Alexandra. The first residents were 200 families evicted from Sevenfontein who settled in what…
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Check out this inspiring story of Kagiso Mostileng.

Kagiso Mostileng is 27 years of age, born and bred in burgersfort in Limpopo. Like many Kagiso had it difficult growing as people treated him like and outsider due to the fact that he is physically-impaired and so people would call him names and make fun of him. Many would talk of how much of a…
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Did you know that SayPro provides Advice & Referral Service.

To access our services, simply visit any of our centers and for inquiries. Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org  


2017-11-29 0

Wednesday Motivation.

This is one of the reasons why SayPro exists. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernfricayouth.org


2017-11-29 0

SayPro gets a visit by Human Capital.

We at Southern Africa Youth Project believe that together we can “continue to change the way the youth thinks about themselves”. Our work is done under a structured program model called “Poverty@Jobs”. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.og


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Young people learn job searching skills online “Skills to Succeed”.

Learning skills on how to make the right career choice, search for a job and succeed in the workplace. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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The youth in Customer Service Training.

You to can be a part of our programs by simply visiting any of our centers for free registrations. Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org


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Waiter Practicals at Southern Africa Youth Project

Finding a job is hard and keeping a job is even harder.Let us help with skills that will help you keep that much needed job. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernaficayouth.org


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Meet Mantoa, now working as a Cashier at “Pep Cell”.

Like many Montoa came to Southern Africa Youth Project for a job application which was not successful due to her lack of experience, skills and with only 3 mounts work experience. This became a realization to SayPro that those are the reasons to why most of our youth are unable to secure jobs. Mantoa was…
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Our online training program are still open for registration.

Are between the ages of 18-35. Residing in Diepsloot, Davyton and or Atok. Visit any of our centers for free online training programs. Our training programs provide the youth with market-led skills required by employers. Let us help you secure your career job. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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SayPro’s Anual Celebration

This was a day dedicated to celebrating our work and the impact we continue to make throughout South Africa. Call: 011 017 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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The Gauteng SEVISSA Coalition meets to develop activities for 2018

This involved team-building activities by members of the different partner organisations.


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Southern Africa Youth Project provides school learners with Entrepreneurship skills.

Southern Africa Youth Project forms a part of the Gauteng SEVISSA program “Sexual Violence In Schools of South Africa. The program focuses on providing empowerment programs for young people in schools of South Africa. The services offered are by means of a coalition made up of 5 different NGO’s  where in which Southern Africa Youth…
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2017-11-24 0

Exam time as 10 of our beneficiaries write a ‘Waiter Test”.

Our training programs are focused on equiping young people with the skills that are actually applicable in the working environment. They are structured by means of 50% theory and 50% practical in order to enhance our youth’s competitiveness within the working world. This came with the realization that employers are looking for people that are…
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2017-11-24 0

10 young people learn online job searching skills

Skills to Succeed Academy. Visit any of our centers for free online training programs. Our training covers Career Guidance, Job Searching skills and and Succeeding in the workplace. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org


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Another young person placed into a job.

Mpho Baby has been with Southern Africa Youth Project for 3 months attending training programs in Life skills, Wholesale & Retail and End User Computing. Through our Job center Mpho was fortunate enough to find a job upon her completion of the training programs. She is now a full-time employee at “Kinky Shoe store” in…
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2017-11-24 0

About Southern Africa Youth Project

We aim to enable girls and young women into technology thanks to our partners who makes it possible


2017-11-23 0

Students in Coding are Graduating

Southern Africa Youth Project in partnership with Accenture has been hosting a coding session on Saturdays with high schools learners from our 3 schools. The sessions were held at Accenture Offices in Woodmead. Rabaso tho Combined School. Itirele and Diepsloot West Secondary The program has been so successful to the level that learners would continue to…
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2017-11-22 0

Meet Anathi Mseleni, our former beneficiary and now a facilitator in Introduction into Programing.

Like many, Anathi grew up in Diepsloot  a township with limited opportunities but through the help of Southern Africa Youth Project his life changed. Anathi matriculated in 2015 and by then he had not even registered at university and he could not even enroll at a collage due to financial strains which  for many young…
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2017-11-21 0

SayPro teaches young people job searching skills.

Are you looking for a job “well look no further”. SayPro will help you find that job. Are you between the ages of 18-35. Residing in Dieplsoot, Daveyton, and Atok. Visit any of our centers for free online training from making the right career choice, searching for a job and succeeding in the workplace. Let…
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2017-11-20 0

Meet Jostinah Bopape a former beneficiary of SayPro.

Jostinah Bopape joined Southern Africa Youth Project in January 2017 where in which she enrolled for Life skills where she learnt ( Personal Development, Goal setting, self awareness, career pursuit and CV writing. She then progressed to technical training in Wholesale and Retail where she participated in Point of Sale, Waiter and Customer service. Jostinas…
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2017-11-20 0

10 young people in End User Computing.

The youth of Diepsloot learn how to give presentations during an End User Computing class under “PowerPoint”. We give young people skills in on how to develop and give professional presentations. You too can become a part our vision to “change the way the way youth think about themselves”. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org  


2017-11-20 0

20 young people trained in Point of Sale

Johannesburg – at Southern Africa Youth Project, 20 young people receive training where in which they are preparing for the working world. Through our “Poverty2Jobs”model we continue to train and equip young people with Wholesale and Retail training to enable them to find jobs and become competitive within the working world. Contact us on: 011…
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2017-11-20 0

Digital transformation at our hearts

Southern Africa Youth Project enables young girls and youth to use technology for their advancement. We are motivated by the fact that technology will be applied to all industry. With our leading technology skills, we enable communities to be able to code, fix hardware and apply this in the real world Email: info@southernafricayouth.org Tel: 011…
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