Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
1 minute read
3 Jun 2021
4:00 am

Jobs bloodbath leaves youth bleeding

Reitumetse Makwea

Cosatu says the government and the private sector have failed the economy on the implementation of an economic recovery plan.

Picture: Neil McCartney

Youth Month has arrived and while many young people celebrate a significant milestone in their lives, stats have shown that more than 9.3% of university graduates are unemployed. This after South Africa’s unemployment rate reached a record-high of 32.6% in the first quarter of 2021. Graduating for many reflects the beginning of their lives and their independence but, in reality, it is the start of one of the glaring issues facing the youth. ALSO READ: SA official unemployment rate hits record high of 32.6% Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday released its Quarterly Labour Force Survey, which highlighted that...