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6.2 million South Africans, who are of working age, are unemployed

by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 31 October 2018

6.2 million South Africans, who are of working age, are unemployed

Stats SA says unemployment has risen to 27.5% in the third quarter The country was met with bad news on Tuesday when Stats SA released a statement saying that the unemployment rate in the country has risen to 27.5%. This is a 0.3 of a percentage point increase since the last quarter. Stats SA has...

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The struggle of a fresh graduate

by: Tshituku Ndadza - 22 October 2018

The struggle of a fresh graduate

People go to varsity with the hope that they will get jobs immediately after school. To some that happens but to others it is a long wait to get a job. This is not a matter of which qualification you have obtained or the institution you come from. According to StatsSA there are 38,2 %...

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Youth unemployment in Eldos: where are the opportunities?

by: Sarah Evans - 30 June 2017

Youth unemployment in Eldos: where are the opportunities?

Eldorado Park exploded in May this year. Residents protested over a lack of jobs and housing in the area. Their familiar complaint was: the youth in Eldos are involved in drugs and crime because of a lack of job opportunities. According to Statistics SA, in Eldorado Park, only 40% of residents are employed. Poverty is rife,...

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Youth in Giyani desperate for job opportunities

by: Sheilan Clarke - 29 June 2017

Youth in Giyani desperate for job opportunities

Limpopo was the destination for our recent dialogue between young people and their local government representatives. The discussion centered around youth opportunities in Giyani, and saw the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform answer crucial questions from the audience. The young people in attendance raised concerns on how...

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How hunger worsens the youth unemployment crisis

by: Abigail Javier - 2 December 2015

How hunger worsens the youth unemployment crisis

In the stillness, a growling sound echoes across the room. When his stomach aches synchronously with the sound, Kaya Nornan (23) from Mamelodi East, Pretoria, knows he’s hungry. But when he finds nothing to eat in the kitchen, he soon remembers that it’s the last week of the month. Funds from his younger brother’s child...

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Moshe Ndiki’s rise from unemployment to YouTube fame

by: Kamaria Balkisson - 17 November 2015

Moshe Ndiki’s rise from unemployment to YouTube fame

Have you ever been so broke that all you could afford was a few loose cigarettes and a cheap bottle of Autumn Harvest to drown your sorrows? Moshe Ndiki understands your pain. Two years ago, after accidentally depositing money into the wrong account, his rant on his YouTube video “#Woozementation” attracted thousands of views on...

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“At some point I felt like looking for a job became a job in itself”

by: Bulumko Gana - 6 November 2015

“At some point I felt like looking for a job became a job in itself”

Unemployment among youth is a heated topic that pits parliamentarians and political parties against one another as they talk about the depressing numbers. We all know the stats; 62% of young South Africans are unemployed. But what does it really feel like to search for formal employment and fail, over and over again? These three Capetonians open...

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7 young people on why they marched for economic freedom with the EFF

by: Marcus Malumba - 29 October 2015

7 young people on why they marched for economic freedom with the EFF

Written by: Thembekile Sibiya The EFF recently marched from Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown and all the way to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton with a crowd of at least 50 000 people. The march, which was calling for the nationalisation of the economy, attracted a lot of young people and these are some...

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Youth month ends, youth issues don’t

by: Lethabo Bogatsu - 26 June 2015

Youth month ends, youth issues don’t

On Tuesday, 23rd June #eNCALive’s Dianne Hawker and Erin Bates had an in-studio discussion with digital creative and womanist and feminist blogger Owethu Makhatini and VIP’s Head of Content Lee Molefi.  As we near the end of youth month, we wrap up our thoughts on our theme – State of South African Youth. I’m slowly growing fatigued by...

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Africa Check checks the unemployment and education claims of the National Youth Policy

by: Guest Contributor - 10 June 2015

Africa Check checks the unemployment and education claims of the National Youth Policy

National youth policy: unemployment and education claims fact-checked Researched by Kate Wilkinson  Edited by Anim van Wyk and Peter Cunliffe-Jones South Africa will celebrate its National Youth Day next week. The country’s government has just approved a new National Youth Policy that will be implemented until 2020. The policy (with the tag line “We don’t...

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