South Africa’s transition from fossil fuel dependence to a renewable energy-based economy will add more jobs than will be lost in fossil fuel value chains, but the skills that young people have to participate in the transition, including by establishing careers and businesses in nascent value chains, is a central element of any just energy transition discussion. These were some of the views expressed by a range of energy industry representatives who spoke during the ‘Youth dialogue on the Just Transition’ webinar hosted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the South African National Energy Association on March 16.