Youth unemployment: The hunt for lasting jobs continues

Are job initiatives helping with youth unemployment?

South Africa’s massive unemployment rate among its youth is currently estimated at around 52% and the percentage of youth absorbed into the formal economy is a mere 12.2%, justifying South Africans’ concerns about the matter. 

Dr Karina de Bruin, MD at JvR Academy, talks to Classic Business Breakfast with Moneyweb about what needs to be done to find lasting job opportunities. 

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What about the fact that you can’t register on YES (Youth Employment Service) as a WHITE youth? While I’m happy they are setting up structures to help the youth, I’m really disappointed it’s race-based. Or rather excludes whites.

For those who missed it, either go watch Renaldo Gouw’s video on YouTube or just try and register on the site and choose white as your race…

Website for YES: www (dot) yes4youth (dot) co (dot) za

* Obvisouly replace the (dot) with periods.

And I assume anyone that were to start a yes for white youth would be branded racist.

Where does the youth unemployment come from? Statistics SA recently showed the population growth figures since 94: The Indian and White groups stayed more or less the same, the Coloured group increased somewhat and the black population increased by 50%, from 30 million people to 45 million people.

So we added an extra 15 million people and not a word on population growth from the ANC government, or the journalists, economists and political analysts.

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