How do I register to be a YES Youth?

Please log onto our website: where you can register as a YES Youth. Please note we are currently only registering candidates between the ages of 18 and 34, who are currently unemployed and must be black (as per the B-BBEE codes definition). If you register on our system, you will hear from us again. At the appropriate time we will be in touch to get more information from you. While you wait to hear from us again, please view our work readiness content which will help prepare you for possible future employment. Have a look here: Youth resources

What is the qualifying criteria for youth?

YES youth must be:
– black, in accordance with the BEE definition,
– between the ages of 18 – 34 (as this is the definition of youth); and
– a South African citizen.
The YES programme is not for young people who want to change jobs but rather for currently unemployed youth.

I have already registered. When will the placement of work opportunities start?

We are currently in the process of creating work opportunities, which is a complex and lengthy process. However, our team is working tirelessly to fulfil our mandate of creating 1 million work opportunities for the unemployed youth of South Africa. Once we have created these experiences, we will then begin to make placements. If you have registered, we will be in touch with you.

What qualifications are you looking for? Can someone without a university qualification register?

YES is aimed at all unemployed black youth between the ages of 18-34 years, regardless of the level of education you have obtained. We encourage all youth that meet this criteria to register on our website:

Are you able to help the youth that live in rural areas?

YES is aimed at all the unemployed, black South African youth and we encourage all youth, wherever they are situated in the country to register. We will address the youth residing in rural areas and there will be no need to relocate to urban centres.