BAD TO WORSE
I was hoping that things would get better in our country but it seems as if the situation is only getting worse, with unemployment now at 29%.
We have the highest unemployment compared to other Brics countries. Why are our leaders not learning from other countries?
Something is wrong with our state. We also lead the lists with the highest crime and corruption.
Some of the banks are about to retrench even more workers but no one seems worried about that – unless it is Eskom and the SABC, where ministers say we cannot allow retrenchment.
Our current policies are not helping us at all. ALFRED RADEBE, SMS
Unemployment is prevalent in our communities. The main reason for this is that the government does not offer enough job opportunities for our people. There is also a lack of enthusiasm and drive among people.
I believe the government can only help those who want to help themselves.
Imagine if someone in your community had a business idea and went on to pursue it – drawing up business plans, budgets and doing all the necessary research to turn that idea into a detailed and convincing business venture.
Next, the person could propose this to interested parties, companies, the mayor, councils and similar bodies.
If the business takes off, more individuals will be employed in that community and the number of unemployed people drops.
Now imagine if this was the case in all communities.
I feel like this is a strategy that should be utilised to empower and enhance lives in our communities. CONSTANCE SILANDA, EMAIL