PRIMESTARS

Raising young entrepreneurs for a changing climate

Let’s put out the fire of climate change by empowering Youth to
leverage opportunities in the green economy

Almost half a century since the June
16 1976 uprising, South African
youth find

Almost half a century since the June
16 1976 uprising, South African
youth find themselves in a new fight
against two existential threats — the
unemployment crisis and the climate
emergency. It begs the question: is there still hope
for total economic participation, as Nelson Mandela
put it? The short answer is yes, and Primestars has
established a development model — launching in
August, with over 10 000 youth participating — to
keep hope alive.
Stats SA recently released unemployment data
declaring the unemployment rate at 32.6% and the
expanded youth unemployment rate at an alarming
74.7%.
As if South Africa’s challenges are not enough,
the climate crisis is the most threatening to young
people and humanity as a whole. But the very same
climate emergency has the potential to create job
opportunities in the green economy to address the
youth unemployment crisis…Click here to download full article