President Cyril Ramaphosa says the state of the nation’s economy and the high number of people out of work keep him awake at night.
Ramaphosa: Unemployment in our country is a crisis
Evidence that shows Ramaphosa has a jobless crisis in SA
South Africa’s economy is struggling to recover from its worst contraction in almost three decades in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Growth last year was stifled by the worst riots since the end of apartheid in 1994 that left 354 people dead.
The nation’s 34.9% unemployment rate is the highest on a global list of 82 countries and the Eurozone monitored by Bloomberg.