The prevailing economic and labour market conditions, particularly since the global coronavirus pandemic, demand innovative solutions to tackle the pressing social challenges that inevitably accompany high unemployment. In this “Year of Charlotte Maxeke: Growing Youth Employment for an Inclusive and Transformed Society,” and amid the many rapid changes SA faces, there is an ever-greater urgency for effective, informed and participatory action to build back better.

In the decade since the Jobs Fund was established, its grant-making work has aimed to uncover and catalyse the most competitive job creation ideas and partnerships in the country. Our Challenge Fund approach has led to building partnerships with those who share our vision for a more inclusive economy, together with a tireless focus on delivery and prudent use of public funds...

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