South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa penned down that the latest unemployment figures ion South Africa show that 66.5% of the youth don’t have jobs. Cyril Ramaphosa continued to write that no society can expect to grow or thrive when the vast majority of its young people are out of work.
He said that today, the youth of South Africa confront new struggles in their quest to lead lives of dignity and in pursuit of a better life. He added that though substantial progress has been made in broadening opportunities for young people in basic and higher education, millions of young people remain unemployed.
While the latest employment figures give some cause for optimism some 370 000 jobs were created in the first quarter of this year, he added that the country still had a huge mountain to climb in our quest to create more jobs, especially for young people.
According to Stats SA, youth unemployment in South Africa is at 66.5%. No society can expect to grow or thrive when the vast majority of its young people are out of work.