Income - Economic Mobility


UWSA establishes economic pathways for disadvantaged South Africans to become meaningfully engaged, capacitated and actively involved in the formal economy.

United Way Helps South Africans Achieve Financial Stability

The South African Census (2011) indicates that there are over 800 000 working age young people (19-¬‐34) within the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) that are not in formal employment, education or training. Youth unemployment has become a major issue within our country and has led to many societal ills and hindered our economic development. United Way South Africa’s response to this crises is to create opportunities for vulnerable youth to become economically active through formal job placements, learnerships and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our Goal

Is to connect 10 000 disadvantaged South Africans to sustainable economic opportunities by 2020.

Our Strategy

Our programmes scale up the employability and capacity of high school leavers in order to increase their chances of  employment opportunities. We identify vulnerable youth and provide them with avenue to further their education through formal and / or trade learning opportunities and facilitate access to stable income opportunities through formal employment or entrepreneurship.

These strategies include:

• Entrepreneur and small business development.
• Business incubation.
• Access to markets.
• Employment opportunities for unemployed and under-employed youth.

How You Can Help

Partnerships are what we thrive on. Whether you are a corporate company, government institution or an individual; we need energy and resources in order to achieve our goals. Click here to donate