Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
2 Jun 2022
4:30 am

Unemployment rise: We are a country under siege from those we have put into power

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

They sold us a dream, we bought it, and we are left with the ruins of a nightmare of a failing economy.

SA's unemployment rate is at its highest ever. Photo: iStock

The SA economy is going through a technical recession, forcing the population to borrow from Peter to pay Paul to survive. If that was not enough, every second company is retrenching. There are men and women who leave their homes every morning, unsure if they are to return home with pink slips. The rate at which the country is experiencing retrenchments is alarming. We are a nation in crisis. While the government continues to promise to create millions of jobs in a said number of years, it doesn’t – business does, otherwise we will have a continued rise in unemployment...