Editorials
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4 Sep 2021
7:00 am

Unemployment is everyone’s issue

Editorials

The high rate of unemployment was touched on, but a clear strategy to create jobs is still lacking.

A sign on a factory gate in Anderbolt, Boksburg. 12 November 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

In an article we ran on Friday, economists were hoping President Cyril Ramaphosa would give more detail on how he planned to turn our flagging economy around when he answered questions in the National Assembly. Economist Mike Schussler pleaded for more action, saying: “I want to hear the president say that South Africa will do everything in its power to put jobs first. Only health and safety come before job creation and nothing else – with issues such as BEE and localisation in second or third place.” Professor Jannie Rossouw from the Wits Business School said “if we do not...