National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African agency established primarily to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. The NYDA was established by an Act of parliament, act no 54 of 2008. The institution was established to be a single, unitary structure, established to address youth development issues at National, Provincial and Local government level. The existence of the NYDA should be located within the broad context of South Africa’s development dynamics. Similar to many developing countries, South Africa has a large population of youth, those between the ages 14-35; represent 42% of the total population. Given the youthful nature of the South African population much of the socio economic challenges faced by the youth. The gravity of challenges South Africa is faced with, require multi – pronged efforts, that simultaneously promote the development of sustainable livelihoods, reduce poverty, inequality and prioritise the development of policies which create an enabling environment for youth development.

The NYDA plays a lead role in ensuring that all major stakeholder’s, i.e government, private sector and civil society, prioritise youth development and contribute towards identifying and implementing lasting solutions which address youth development challenges.*


Support Services on Red Case

Funding Services on Red Case

Contact Information

Telephone: 011 834 7660

Physical Address

Johannesburg Full Service Branch
17 Diagonal Street
Old JSE Building
Ground Floor

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