Stellenbosch Youth Employment

Pinotage Youth Development Academy

Established in 2012, their mission is to “Launch Talent to be the Difference” by offering professional and personal development for talented unemployed youth aged 18 to 25. PYDA’s innovation lies in its dual focus on industry-specific skills and comprehensive personal development, preparing young South Africans for immediate employment opportunities and long-term community engagement.

Training Information

  • Wine Practitioner Programme
  • Career Ladder Programme
  • World of Work Programme

Employment Services

PYDA offers a comprehensive employment service that includes facilitating internships and permanent work placements.


Years of operation: 12 years

Number of students trained: 700+

Number of permanent employment placements: TBC

Employment success rate in 2023: 91%

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