The DLab (Development Lab) site in Jabulani, Soweto

The DBSA Innovation Team made a visit to the DLab site in Jabulani, Soweto. The DLabs are a social development infrastructure initiative aimed at providing access to previously inaccessible skills, education and services.

The DLabs will run as social impact organisations within vulnerable communities and are expected to become self-sustaining structures that help address the challenges of poverty, inequality and youth unemployment.

According to Statistics South Africa the youth unemployment rate reached an all-time high of 59% in the first quarter of 2020. When completed the Jabulani DLab will contribute to empowering young people in the area to create their own economic participation opportunities.