Voices Unite

Voices Unite – Unifying the Voices of Tomorrow’s Leaders

A Megaphone For South Africa’s Youth

In response to the shift in awareness of South Africa’s youth and the need for our future leaders to become more empowered in decision-making for a better tomorrow, IOA is proud to introduce plans for the ‘Voices Unite’ initiative – a large-scale national research study focusing on South African tertiary students.

Voices Unite…

  • will be the largest youth-focused digital survey to go live in Southern Africa.
  • aims to unify the voices of the country’s youth to inform real change and empower tomorrow’s leaders.
  • is a multi-organisational undertaking that aims to reach South Africa’s +1 million tertiary students and survey more than 30,000 to inform real change and youth empowerment.
  • will explore in detail the state of tertiary education, job readiness, youth unemployment and student views on a range of industries, such as financial services, healthcare, technology and transportation.

Reasons To Become Involved…

Have voices heard by Key decision-makers and influencers

Influence future study funding opportunities

Influence future employers

Influence government policies

Win attractive prizes

Understand student views on education and other relevant topics

Publicise brand and youth development efforts

Gain important insight into student culture

Inform future strategies for funding, housing, education and more

Contribute to the empowerment of SA’s future leaders

Obtain critical market intelligence

Understand youth demographic-consumers and future employees

Publicise brand and youth development efforts

Invest in SA’s future workforce

BBBEE points for youth development


It is our belief that a platform to unify and amplify the voices of the country’s youth – their views, ideas and dynamism – can inform true change in South Africa. In order to make this vision a reality, though, there is a need for collaboration and buy-in from relevant private and public sector stakeholders, as well as (most importantly) from the students themselves.