62,115 + Quality work experiences created! REBUILD, RECREATE & RESOLVE #SayYES to build an inclusive
society for a future that works.
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Together with our partners, we've created
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YES 1,643 businesses like The Foschini Group, Saint Gobain, Bidvest &
Fedex have registered and are changing youth lives.
Over 650 have already levelled up their B-BBEE scorecard.
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I’m a company and want to create jobs and gain B-BBEE Levels

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I’m a company and want to create jobs and don’t need B-BBEE Levels

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I’m an individual and I want to create jobs by investing in youth #FundAFuture


It’s working

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work experiences created

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deployed into
the economy

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B-BBEE level
ups gained

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Working weeks, with no state funding

How we do it

YES is business-led collaboration that seeks out ground breaking ways, through innovation and technological best practice, to reignite the economy and give youth a dignified first chance.

The YES 12-month quality work experience equips unemployed youth with a toolkit to be a beacon of hope for their families, households and communities. The CV & reference letter they get at the end of their 12-months gives them a 3 x greater chance of an interview call-back.

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Youth can be placed in your own business or if you prefer to outsource but still change your country for the better, place youth via a range of high impact turnkey partners by creating much needed jobs in communities.

Other building blocks include our YES Hubs in communities. These take both work and training to where youth live and operate. And finally, crowdfunding, through Fund-a-Future, where the public can also help make a youth dream come true.

Join over 1,643 businesses in embracing true transformation while tackling South Africa’s unemployment challenge and gaining up to two levels on your B-BBEE scorecard.

Over 62,115 work experiences have

already been created. So just say YES

“While the youth unemployment stats in our country may be staggering – and there are many challenges, YES reminds us that these challenges are not insurmountable.”

Khensani NobandaNedbank Group Executive

“The work being done by YES is very important in creating sustainable work opportunities for unemployed youth.”

Deborah FullerNedbank Group Executive

“It really gives me confidence in our country and in our young people.”

Dr Johan van ZylCEO Toyota South Africa

"The YES initiative is one of the most hopeful, impactful and necessary interventions in our country. We are proud to be partners with this powerful programme and we hope that the programme will grow from strength to strength and fulfill its mission."

Nonkqubela MalizaVWSA’s Director for Corporate and Government Affairs

“I love seeing the authenticity in the way the YES programme
cares about the youth of South Africa.”

Muneer IsmailCEO Deutsche Bank South Africa

“Aligned to Nedbank’s purpose of using our financial expertise to do good, we are proud to play our part in giving young people hope and a sense of agency in the context of extremely high levels of unemployment. The most inspiring part of this journey has been witnessing the recruits grow and excel within their roles and the change they are leading in their communities.”

Mike BrownNedbank Chief Executive
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What’s in it for business?

  1. Foster national socio-economic stability and prosperity
  2. Unparalleled YES B-BBEE benefits
  3. Build a talent pipeline- derisk recruitment
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A collaboration by all

YES is business, government and labour tackling the country’s greatest challenge together.

It’s a win-win-win.

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Not for profit Company

YES is an NPO funded by the private sector. We do not receive any government funding.


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Tech & innovation

The YES programme is driven by technology and innovation. Delivering a cross country programme through smartphones, digitally delivered training and evaluation.

How can you get involved?

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Step 1: YES Target Calculator

Calculate your YES youth target using the online calculator. Skip this step if you are not doing YES for B-BBEE purposes.

Step 2: YES Registration Fee

Select your company size and the applicable registration fee.

Step 3: YES Packages

Select the package that your company will be using to implement the YES programme. The cost includes the YES smartphone and apps, the supervisor app, as well as the annual YES monitoring and evaluation fee.

Join YES!

Other ways to get involved

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Protecting your company, customers and communities. Stimulating township economies through quality mask production and distribution to help flatten the COVID-19 curve.

About Masks4All
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Fund a career, help unlock their potential and SA’s future. Your contribution towards R35 000 per youth covers the cost of the youth’s salary, a cellphone and skills training.

About FundAFuture
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YES Hubs benefit companies, communities and youth. Bringing knowledge, facilities, best practice and technology! This is how YES Hubs empower communities and change lives.

About the Hubs

Some of our clients funding futures right now

In the press

September 20, 2021

Youth Activist Candice Chirwa on the Importance of YES

The Youth Employment Service aims to create work opportunities for unemployed black youth, and transform…
September 13, 2021

Listen OFM: South Africa’s economy grew by 1.2% in Q2

South Africa’s economy grew by 1.2% in Q2 – while this is more than was…

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Additional Resources & Useful Links

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Useful Links

Register or Calculate Your Target
YES Youth Practice Note
Amendment to the Gazette
B-BBEE FAQs Brochures
YES Verification Checklist
SANAS Verification Notice
YES Youth Affidavit Template
Clarification Statement for the Y.E.S Initiative
YES B-BBEE Certificate
B-BBEE Booklet
Onboarding Toolkit
YES Terms & Conditions