Youth Explorer training

Photo: Ariane de Lannoy, SALDRU.

This month, SALDRU researchers, in partnership with the Department of the Premier of the Western Cape Government and OpenUp, organised a half day workshop on the use of SALDRU’s Youth Explorer. Officials from the departments of Social Development, Education and Health explored a range of youth-specific indicators at national, provincial and ward level; they were guided through a number of practical case studies to investigate the usefulness of these data for their own daily policy and programme design practices.

If you and your team would also like to receive an introductory training on the use of the Youth Explorer, and of youth-specific data at various geographical levels, please contact

Are you already a Youth Explorer user? To help us improve the usability and functionality of the tool, we are now also conducting a short survey on the data portal. We would appreciate your feedback by 3 June. Please click on the link to complete the survey – it will only take a few minutes.

The Youth Explorer was developed by UCT’s Poverty & Inequality Initiative/ SALDRU, in partnership with OpenUp (formerly Code for South Africa), Statistics South Africa, the Western Cape Government and the Economies of Regions Learning Network. The Youth Explorer was built on Wazimap, which is based on the Census Reporter and is entirely open source.