Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

The Youth Enterprise Development Strategy was announced in 2013 as a DTI initiative.

It pursues the following objectives:


To increase the number of self-employed youth or entrepreneurs from the current low base of approximately 6% to 20% over the next 10 years, as well as increase entrepreneurial culture, business managerial capacities, technical skills and talents among young people, thereby contributing to sustainable human development;


To increase the number of youth-owned and managed enterprise start-ups in all sectors of the economy from just less than 10% (i.e. 0,9% of 8,9% of RSA TEA index) of all new enterprises to 50% as measured by the TEA index of the GEM over the next 10 years (2013-2023);


To increase savings and investment among youth by encouraging them to establish co-operatives and other forms of enterprise and minimise barriers that prevent young men and women from starting and growing their own businesses;


To increase the contribution of youth-owned and managed enterprises to the GDP of South Africa from a very low base of less than 5% contribution currently to 15% over the next 10 years (2013-2023);


Making a Meaningful Contribution towards Community Development.

In support of the DTI initiative RapX established the Coal Pick Reclamation Service in conjunction with CoalPro, a unique employment creating initiative. We align ourselves directly with the aims and objectives of the government on impactful Local Economic Development (LED).


We endeavour to afford previously unemployed young black candidates in and around the localised mining communities with Skills Development Training, Sustainable Long Term Employment and Enterprise Development opportunities.


This initiative is run in conjunction with the RapX COALPRO MATERIAL HANDLING SOLUTIONS