Unfortunately, more than half of South Africa’s youth are unemployed – partly because they lack the experience and skills to enter the formal workplace, partly because there are not enough jobs. But to assist the youth find a job, SAYouth was developed. The platform allows youth to find and apply to jobs while receiving real-time notifications of new opportunities. So, if you want to find a job, you should search for “how do I register for Sayouth.mobi?”
This guide will teach you how to register for SAyouth.mobi and ensure you know everything there is to know about joining SAyouth.
What is SAYouth.mobi?
SAYouth.mobi is a mobile website that enables you to apply to opportunities designed for youth. On the site, you can access contract and permanent jobs in addition to entrepreneurial opportunities and upskilling opportunities. The site also allows you to access tips on the interview process, job searching, CV creation, and starting your own hustle.
As a partnership with Harambee and the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention, the purpose is to ensure every youngster has access to employment and resources that can help them create their own employment opportunities, and as a result, can be accessed on all South African mobile networks without using data.
Can I Register for SAYouth.mobi?
SAYouth doesn’t have strict eligibility criteria, but there are two main criteria you need to meet to be able to register. The first is that you must be between 18 and 34 years old. Also, you should have a South African ID or Refugee Number to register for SAYouth.
What Kind of Jobs Does SAYouth Offer?
Many companies in South Africa use SAYouth to find youngsters to employ. For example, SAYouth has helped companies like Nedbank, Woolworths, FNB, Tyme Bank, Standard Bank, Discovery, and Pick n Pay to find employees. But, they’ve also been used by the government to attract younger workers to public sector jobs. One massive employment drive was the education assistant jobs that would employ nearly 300,000 unemployed youth.
However, many of the jobs on the website are entry-level jobs. This will help youngsters gain critical job experience and can serve as a foundation for lucrative lifelong employment.
How Do I Register for SAYouth?
If you’re eligible to join SAYouth, this three-step guide will help you get started. SAYouth has partnered with many government and private employers, which allows you to launch your career.
Step 1: Visit SA Youth Mobile Website
To register for SAYouth.mobi, you’ll first need to visit the site. Remember, you have free access to the site through all South African mobile networks, including Rain, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom.
You can also access the website through your desktop or laptop for free.
Step 2: Create Your Account
After visiting the site, you will be prompted to register to apply for opportunities. The first step requires you to input your ID number or refugee number, name, surname, and cell phone number. You can also add a WhatsApp number and email address.
From there, you will be taken through a four-minute process where you’ll be asked questions that will help SAYouth suggest appropriate employment opportunities.
Note: If while you’re registering an account, the system says your ID already exists, it means that you may have registered with Tshepo or Harambee before. In this case, go back and click Login and use your password. If you’ve forgotten your password, click on Reset Password to get access to your account again. Then once you’re in your account, make sure all your details are up-to-date.
Step 3: Update Your Profile
Once you’ve created your account, you can access your profile and add qualifications and skills. Click on the burger menu at the top right side of the screen and then navigate to your profile. You’ll be able to add employment history – if you have one and other qualifications, which SAYouth.mobi will use to help you find better opportunities.
How Do I Update my SAYouth Profile?
To ensure you continue receiving notifications for employment opportunities as they’re made available, you should ensure that your phone number is up-to-date.
So, if your details have changed since you’ve registered for SAYouth, you’ll need to update your profile.
Log in to your profile, and click on the burger menu. Navigate to your profile and click on your phone number. Remove your old phone number and input your new phone number, then click save.
Be Aware of SAYouth Scams
Given that there are many unemployed youths, scammers are also starting to create crafty scams to target these people. Therefore, if you are registering for SAYouth, be sure you’re alert of scams so that you don’t fall victim to identity theft or financial scams.
Check The Website URL
The only URL you should be using is SAYouth.mobi.
To join SA Youth, you’ll access SAYouth.mobi/join.
To log in, you’ll access auth.sayouth.mobi.
If you’re unsure about any links redirecting you to SAYouth.mobi, you can choose to type in the URL yourself or visit it from a bookmark you’ve created.
Double Check Suspicious SMSes
If you’re unsure whether the SMS notification you’re receiving is from SAYouth, you can access the website by typing in the URL and double-checking your profile notifications. Alternatively, you can contact SAYouth via social media @SAYouth.mobi on Facebook and @SAYouth_SA on Twitter or call them on 0800 727272.
It Will Never Cost You To Apply To SAYouth
Registering for SAYouth and applying for jobs through the platform is free to all users. Therefore, if you need to pay money to apply for any job opportunities, you can be sure it is a scam.
Opportunities in Your Community
The purpose of SAYouth is to find users employment opportunities within their community or city. For that reason, you can be 100% sure that you’ve been contacted by a scam if the employment opportunity is in another city, province, or country or promising help with getting employment in another province or country.
But, not every phone call or SMS will be a scam. SAYouth often sends notifications to its members of available employment opportunities, and members may have to participate in telephonic or in-person interviews. But, since SAYouth works with reputable employers, you can always Google the number calling you; if they don’t link to a reputable employer, you can be sure it is a scam.
If you’re having trouble registering on SAYouth or applying for opportunities because the site is down, keep reloading the website until it loads. Alternatively, you can contact them Monday to Friday between 8 am and 5 pm on 0800 727272.