This page contains a list of resources to help people access opportunities for further growth and development.
Youth Employment and Access to Opportunities (ages 18 - 35)
Register for free on SA Youth and have access to employment opportunities, as well as further learning and education. You are strongly advised to create a CV online, so that your profile can be searched by potential employers.
SAYouth.mobi is part of the "Presidential Youth Employment Intervention" and is supported by Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, the Department of Employment and Labour, the Department of Higher Education and Training, the National Youth Development Agency, and the Development Bank of South Africa.
Online Education and Skills Development
Google Digital Skills Academy
Create a free Google account and access a range of online video-based courses that result in a Google certificate. These courses are free. Topics range from workplace skills, computer software skills and personal growth.
Create a free IBM user account and access free courses on topics ranging from introduction to data security, coding and data analytics. These free courses result in IBM-accredited certificates. The site also includes paid courses that result in internationally-recognised credentials.
Create a free account and access a large selection of free high school and university courses. These courses are designed to develop your academic skills and strengthen your grasp of academic content, rather than earn certificates. Some of the content is geared towards the USA.
Create a free account and access educational content to support Grade R to 12 learning.
Create a free account and view university-level content on a variety of subjects from business, education, marketing and psychology. This site does not offer certificates. The emphasis is on stimulating interest and giving people an opportunity to explore subjects so that they can decide what to study at a formal institution.
Lifehack focuses on personal growth and development. They offer free lifeskills courses, as well as other paid courses.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Access free course content from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No account creation required. The courses provide detailed university-level learning opportunities. The site does not offer certifications. The site is very useful if you want to access free, high-quality learning materials on university subjects, to either explore possible formal study options, or to grow and develop yourself personally.
The Open University has an extensive range of free university-level courses on science, maths, arts and humanities. You can earn certificates of participation by completion the course requirements. You are required to open an account.
GCF LearnFree offers a detailed range of free certificated courses. You must create an account be logged in to have your progress tracked in order to earn a certificate. Topics include computer literacy, financial literacy, career management, basic programming and design.
Future Learn offers a series of 8 free digital skills development courses developed by Accenture. They also host other paid courses leading to certification.
The National Career Advice Portal
The National Career Advice Portal is an online self-help tool designed to facilitate informed career and study decisions. NCAP is brought to you by the Career Development Services, an initiative of the Department of Higher Education and Training. The site provides detailed information on career choice, subject choice and job fit.
Child Online Protection and Gaming for Parents Education Programme
A free online educational programme for parents and guardians, explaining the esports and gaming sector, the types of risk children face online, and a review of practical strategies parents and guardians can take to keep their children safe online. This programme was developed as part of a collaborative partnership with the Africa Esport Association of South Africa (AESA) , and the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP). You will need to create a free account on the platform.