Capturing the Essence: Youth Development in Photography

The Youth Development Administration continues its mission to empower and nurture young talents, and in this endeavor, invites aspiring photographers to embark on a 24-month journey through the Youth Development – Photographer initiative. Denoted by Reference Number YD/NO/11, this program seeks to harness the creative potential of individuals passionate about photography. Participants will receive monthly stipends based on their educational qualifications and have the opportunity to contribute to the visual storytelling of the organization.

Stipend Structure:

  • National Diploma: Up to R5,000 per month
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Up to R5,500 per month
  • Post Graduate Diploma/Professional Qualification: Up to R6,500 per month
  • Honours Degree: Up to R6,500 per month
  • All 4 years and Professional degrees: Up to R7,000 per month
  • Master’s Degree: Up to R7,500 per month

Position Details:

  • Center: National Office – PEC
  • Reference Number: YD/NO/11 (X1 Post)
  • Duration: 24 Months

Educational Requirements:
Candidates aspiring to be a part of this creative journey must possess one of the following qualifications:

  • National Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Honours Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • Equivalent certificates in Photography

Key Responsibilities for YD/NO/11 (X1 Post):

This initiative focuses on the role of a Photographer within the National Office – PEC, with an emphasis on visual communication and storytelling. The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  1. Visual Storytelling:
    Capture compelling images that convey the essence and impact of various youth development programs and initiatives. The photographer will be instrumental in documenting the organization’s journey through impactful visuals.
  2. Creative Collaboration:
    Collaborate with different departments to visually represent their projects and activities. This role requires the ability to understand and interpret the unique aspects of each initiative and translate them into visually appealing content.
  3. Event Photography:
    Cover events and activities organized by the organization, ensuring that key moments are captured effectively. The photographer will play a crucial role in creating a visual record of significant milestones and achievements.

Application Requirements:


Individuals interested in this photography-focused opportunity are encouraged to apply by meeting the following requirements:

  • National Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Honours, or Master’s Degree in Photography.
  • Equivalent certificates in Photography.

Why Join the PEC Team:

  • Creative Freedom: The Photographer role offers creative freedom, allowing you to bring your unique perspective to the organization’s visual identity. You will have the opportunity to experiment with different styles and techniques.
  • Impactful Contributions: Your work will directly contribute to the organization’s narrative, helping to showcase the positive impact of youth development initiatives. Your images will play a vital role in shaping public perception.
  • Skill Enhancement: Engage in continuous learning and skill enhancement. The dynamic nature of the role provides opportunities to explore new trends in photography and stay at the forefront of visual storytelling.

This Youth Development initiative not only provides a platform for personal and professional growth but also empowers photographers to play a pivotal role in capturing the essence of youth development efforts. As the nation invests in its creative talents, the Youth Development Administration invites individuals with a passion for photography to seize this opportunity and contribute to building a visually compelling narrative. Applications are open, and the journey towards a rewarding career in photography awaits the next generation of visual storytellers.


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