According to the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) by Stats SA, youth unemployment sits at 46.3% – this means that almost 1 in 2 young people is not productively included in our economy. For young people, the journey to a job is full of delays and roadblocks that start in Education, as early as in Grade 1.
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In July, we saw an uprise sweep the country – Al Jazeera’s podcast The Take explores the inequality and economic hardships behind the recent events; it does so by speaking to Youth Capital Influencer Bonginkosi Mchunu about his experience of the unrest and youth unemployment in the country.
I know tons of young people who are unemployed. I am very passionate about helping young people.Bonginkosi Mchunu, Youth Capital Influencer
Listen to the podcast below.