JONATHAN JANSEN | For SA’s youth to get good jobs, there are two things they need

Meet two young South Africans who make my point about the value of a good basic education and hard work

It is the worst possible news to come in the month we celebrate Youth Day. Stats SA recently announced the official unemployment rate was 46.3% among youth (15-34) in this first quarter of 2021. Under the expanded definition of unemployment, which includes discouraged jobseekers, youth unemployment stands at a shocking 74.7%. The minister of labour reported that about 1.3 million youth (15-24) sit at home for three months, but more than a million remain without work for 12 months...

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