Our mission is to give life.



Laphumilanga Youth Development Association is an independent non-profit organisation focusing on career development, research and youth entrepreneurship to youth in Khayelitsha and surrounding areas. Formed in August 1998 as an arts and culture organisation, the entity became fully active in June 2004 after registering with the Department of Social Development in Pretoria. Since its inception, the organisation has been working on the above interventions with youth in and outside Khayelitsha in areas such as Mitchells Plain, Mfuleni, Delft, Gugulethu, Langa and Phillipi. .



Our vision is to be the leading youth empowerment organization in Africa through career development, research and youth entrepreneurship.

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 Best Cape Flats organisation in youth development by Ikwezi Lomso , December 2003
 Top 5 Community Developer in Western Cape, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, August 2004
 Made contributions on creation job opportunities and youth development - Strategies for Education, Training and Skills conference to meet the needs of Industry and Business, Gallagher Estate, Midrand, an SADC (Southern African Developing Communities), Department of Trade and Industry, British Council and Get Energy initiative. Laphumilanga was the only youth organisation out of 182 attendees in Southern Africa, September 2007
 Welcoming of the Netherlands Delegation - History was made in Khayelitsha when a contingent of 17 Netherlands officials visited the Khayelitsha Training Centre made of two Netherlands Ministers, Mr Bert Koenders and Mr Frank Heemskerk to endorse support on youth learnership programmes that will see more than 500
youth benefitting in the youth placement initiatives for a three-year programme in partnership with Job Realisation South Africa and the private sector, May 2009  Excellent Service in Youth Development, Khayelitsha Development Forum, November 2012
 Provincial Department of Social Development, Ministerial Youth Excellent Award Bronze Winner, June 2016

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