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Youth Unemployment in South Africa

“Unemployment is like a headache or a high temperature – unpleasant and exhausting but not carrying in itself any explanation of its cause.” — William Beveridge.

This list focuses explicit attention on Youth Unemployment in South Africa as well as its causes and possible solutions.

As young graduates that stand on the precipice of a highly volatile labour market, this list is, merely, a foreshadow of the ill fate that awaits us.

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Talking youth unemployment with Akhona Sishuba

With six-million South Africans currently out of work, unemployment is a hot topic, especially amongst the youth. As part of youth month, we will be looking ...

Expressions - Youth Unemployment, 21 May 2019

South Africa's unemployment rate has risen to its highest. Last week, Statistics South Africa released unemployment numbers for the first quarter of 2019; Un...

SA youth unemployment

President Cyril Ramaphosa says youth unemployment is at the top of government's agenda. According to the Spectator Index, South Africa has the highest youth ...

Youth Unemployment | Carte Blanche | M-Net

It’s been described as a ticking time bomb – millions of young South Africans sitting at home – unemployed. From graduates to matriculants and many more who’...

youth unemployment Archives | Daily Maverick

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Harambee and Youth Unemployment in South Africa | The Borgen Project

Youth unemployment in South Africa is particulary high, with 5.5 million young people currently searching for work. In response to high youth unemployment in South Africa, a social enterprise known as Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator was created to help connect young people seeking work with employers

Youth unemployment in South Africa. A theological reflection through the lens of human dignity

This article pays attention to youth unemployment as one of the most serious socioeconomic challenges in South Africa. The nature of unemployment in South Africa is followed by a discussion on the interconnectedness between unemployment and poverty. The psychological and theological meaning of work is discussed in short, followed by the psychological effect of unemployment. In order to indicate how unemployment undermines human dignity, certain theological themes on human dignity are outlined. The final section explores ways in which the church could assist in affirming human dignity in the context of unemployment.

South Africa's youth feeling hopeless as unemployment takes heavy toll

Kgomotso Sebabi, a South African unemployed graduate shows her higher Education certificate as she speaks about the lack of job opportunities for people with degrees and high education achievement. Photo: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

Youth graduate unemployment rate increases in Q1: 2019 | Statistics South Africa

The youth aged 15–24 years are the most vulnerable in the South African labour market as the unemployment rate among this age group was 55,2% in the 1st quarter of 2019. Among graduates in this age group, the unemployment rate was 31,0% during this period compared to 19,5% in the 4th quarter of 2018 – an increase of 11,4 percentage points quarter-on-quarter. However, the graduate unemployment rate is still lower than the rate among those with other educational levels, meaning that education is still the key to these young people’s prospects improving in the South African labour market.

Economists call for structural changes as unemployment climbs to 29% | City Press

Turning the tide on the weak economy is not enough: structural changes are required in order to accelerate employment creation and reduce the unemployment rate.