What Is Harambee?

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator helps thousands of young South Africans get the skills required to get and keep their first job.


  • If we don’t have a job for you, we’ll help you find other opportunities and prepare you to find a job yourself
  • This is a 100% free opportunity for young people who are unemployed and have been looking for work
  • We can’t guarantee that every applicant will get a job – success is ultimately up to you
  • Harambee has placed over 25,000 young people with over 250 of South Africa’s top companies.

Harambee Criteria


  • 18 to 34 years (opportunities available for those over 29 are limited)
  • Have a valid South African ID
  • Have at least a Grade 11 completed 1 year before application
  • Persons with a disability require a minimum of a Grade 9
  • Are currently unemployed
  • Educated at a previously disadvantaged school
  • Not employed in one job for longer than one year
  • Are hungry for an opportunity