- The South African unemployment rate has hit 27.6% for the first 3 months of the year
- The youth unemployment rate has skyrocketed to 55.2%
- South Africans reacted angrily to the latest figures provided by Statistics SA
One of the biggest challenges facing the South African government is the issue of unemployment.
The ANC has promised a plan which will create 300 000 jobs per year, but that seems a long way away.
Statistics South Africa released the latest unemployment rate figures and the numbers were quite damning.
For the first three months of the year, the unemployment rate increased from 27.1% to 27.6%.
Another disturbing revelation is that youth unemployment has rocketed to 55.2%.
Analysts feel the situation amongst the youth is a ticking time bomb.
Briefly.co.za readers reacted to the news via social media and everyone seems appalled by the situation.
The debate opened up a can of worms as things turned political and many criticised those who continuously vote for the ANC.
Godfrey Ngakane said, “And our politicians are living large.”
Cindy Porswaer said, “I'm part of those youth who are unemployed with matric certificate and my two brothers are unemployed with degrees that is why I choose not to go to varsity because there's no change whether you have matric or degree, diploma you will still watch Velaphi and omnibus shows I've tried to apply for a job and I'm still trying this is the third year sitting home and I have tried to volunteer where I could but now I'm tired. Is anyone who can employee me.”
Kamogelo Mc Pooe added: “Tenderpreneur System Didn't Don't Work So Come With Another System.”
Siphiwe Vusi Mabika commented, “They have voted ANC so be it.”
Sandile Ngidi said, “Fana Mampana true t out of 48 parts they choose ANC now they are crying .They must wear their yellow T- shirt with the man that is smiling when he saw them crying.”
Baitseng Nthutang said, “Do something ANC....these young ppl flock to tavens from opening till close asking for losdraws,ntla tse ka tenenyana... mo di pensionas I see them next door...it’s a shame give them jobs.”
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