YES Vision

Transforming companies, communities and youth lives by connecting youth to economic opportunity and dignity and together, building a future that works.

YES Mission

To create, by connecting with companies, work opportunities for South African youth at scale. To increase youth employability through the provision of CVs, reference letters and transition South African youth to earning future incomes. To achieve this by leveraging B-BBEE policy for better, and more meaningful company impact and performance.



  • Annual internal audit conducted by BDO
  • A clean set of audited financial statements – Download 
  • Rigorous policy and governance structures
  • An Audit and Risk Committee
  • Annual external audit conducted by Ernst and Young

To view our annual report for financial year-end March 2021 click here

The YES Board

Colin Coleman

Co-chair, Non-executive Director

Colin Coleman is a South African banker and public figure. He was previously the CEO of Goldman Sachs for Sub Saharan Africa. In January 2020, he left Goldman Sachs to become a senior fellow and lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

Stephen Koseff

Co-chair, Non-executive Director

Stephen Koseff is the former CEO of the Investec Group. In addition to his directorships of Investec Ltd, Investec plc and various other Investec subsidiaries, he is a non-executive director of the South African Banking Association.

Zarina Bassa

Non-executive Director

Patrick Dlamini

Non-executive Director

Cassim Coovadia

Non-executive Director

Ravi Naidoo

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Enthoven

Non-executive Director

Nomvuyo Guma

Non-executive Director

Donne Nicol

Non-executive Director

Simon Susman

Non-executive Director