Un­em­ploy­ment marks youth cel­e­bra­tions

Finweek English Edition - - MAIN STORIES THIS WEEK -

WHAT HAP­PENED

NA­TIONAL YOUTH DAY (16 June) was cel­e­brated coun­try­wide with var­i­ous events and other ac­tiv­i­ties staged to ac­knowl­edge the role played by young peo­ple in lib­er­at­ing SA. How­ever, the main con­cern noted by those who had the priv­i­lege to ad­dress the coun­try’s young peo­ple was the dis­turb­ing growth of the un­em­ploy­ment rate among them. THE TIMES said while the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment ad­mit­ted to a need to loosen labour laws to in­crease the will­ing­ness of busi­ness to take on more work­ers, the cur­rent Gov­ern­ment doesn’t seem will­ing to go that route. As such, we can ex­pect an­other five years of empty plat­i­tudes while young peo­ple con­tinue to live on the mar­gin of the econ­omy.

WHAT OTH­ERS SAID

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.