Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
17 Jun 2021
5:45 am

‘Rise to the battle of joblessness,’ youths urged

Eric Naki

At the Youth Empowerment Dialogue, hosted by National Youth Task Team, various young speakers said the battle of today’s youth was economic.

Picture: Neil McCartney

Despite government initiatives to fight youth unemployment, the problem is still preventing the youth participating fully in SA’s economy, organisations say. The organisation People’s Liberation said the 32.6% unemployed as released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) recently was a matter of concern – but the 64% jobless youth was even more shocking. At the Youth Empowerment Dialogue, hosted by National Youth Task Team, various young speakers said the battle of today’s youth was economic. ALSO READ: What is the solution to South Africa's youth unemployment problem? “The battle of our time is poverty and unemployment. We have to reject poverty...