National Youth Policy Draft 2020-2030
The National Youth Policy for 2020-2030 (NYP 2030) is a cross-sectoral policy aimed at effecting positive youth development outcomes amongst young people at local, provincial and national levels in South Africa. It is developed collaboratively by multiple stakeholders in consultation with young people, for all young people in South Africa, with the intent to redress the wrongs and injustices of the past and to deal decisively with the persistent as well as new and emerging challenges of the country’s diverse youth. The policy is being reviewed when the entire world is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic which has negative psycho-socio-economic impacts on everyone including young people. At global and national levels, emergency plans have to be in place during and post-COVID-19 to mitigate its negative impact. The policy recognises that reprioritization of resources will incorporate youth development taking into consideration some of the unintended consequences of the pandemic on youth education, economic participation, physical and mental health.