South Africa’s massive unemployment rate under its youth is currently estimated at around 52% and the percentage of youth absorbed into the formal economy is a mere 12.2%, justifying South Africans’ concerns about the matter. Although job creation is a global challenge, the low skills and education levels of the unemployed in South Africa undoubtedly exacerbates this predicament. In this radio interview, Dr Karina de Bruin explains how the power of skills development could be the answer to aiding the current youth unemployment predicament in South Africa.


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