Joblessness is our biggest problem
SOUTH Africa’s unemployment in the first quarter of the year increased by 1.2 percentage points to 27.7%, the highest figure since September 2003.
What is the government, in partnership with the private sector, doing to eradicate unemployment?
No wonder South African youth are always at the forefront of xenophobia and dangerous crime.
It’s painful to study for almost seven years, hoping to get a job afterwards, then finding yourself unemployed for years. It is like waking up early every Sunday to go to church then dying and going to hell. Sometimes you might end up asking yourself unwise questions like “What is the use of going to university”.
One must bear in mind that unemployment is the co-founder of xenophobia and crime. Why does unemployment remain the biggest problem? How come the rate increased while people are working hard to minimise it? Cry my beloved country.
The worst part is that our unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the world. This phenomenon affects the youth mostly. What factors are preventing the youth from gaining employment? A lack of skills and laziness can’t be the main factors, as many think.
The rising unemployment rate is bad for those who are financially oppressed, but favourable to the minority who are financially sound and politically connected. Mukhomi Village