Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
26 Aug 2021
4:30 am

SA unemployment crisis: Some walk 15km in search for daily piece jobs

Marizka Coetzer

The struggles of unemployment has grown after Stats SA released the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of the year.

Unemployed labourers wait for a job outside a construction equipment shop in Edenvale, 24 August 2021. . Picture: Neil McCartney

Early every morning, more than 30 unemployed men from Mamelodi walk more than 15km to the open park in Meyerspark in Pretoria East, where they sit on the wooden fences and wait to get a job for the day. Yesterday morning, a group of about 11 men spoke to The Citizen about the struggles of unemployment after Stats SA released the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of the year. Because the men felt ashamed being unemployed, they agreed to speak anonymously. “We are here because we are looking for a job,” one said....