- DJ Shimza took to social media to share his opinion in the debate about the unemployment figures in South Africa this week
- Statistics South Africa released a quarterly survey that shows an increase in unemployment
- Shimza claimed that technology is the root of the problem, as the biggest threat to the lack of jobs
Statistics South Africa released a quarterly labour force survey earlier this week that the unemployment rate increased from 27.6% in the first quarter of this year to 29% in the second quarter. This report shook many around the country and sparked several discussions online about unemployment.
Reports claim there are about 49 000 less people employed in the domestic environments, while the mining sector is just one of the biggest sectors to have shed thousands of jobs.
DJ Shimza joined the Twitter debate to share his thoughts on the subject. He warned that the biggest threat was not the government but technology which has changed the way people work and have made some jobs obsolete.
According to TshisaLive, DJ Shimza agreed that the economy was struggling and said claimed that “factories would rather have programmed machinery to do the job that a human would ordinarily do”.
The music star said the government had encouraged people to think about the impact technology would have on the future because it can’t fight this evolution battle on its own.
DJ Shimza added that humans were creating the machines and robots that will eventually take their jobs. He claimed that it was a difficult situation to deal with.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Shimza is right in what he is saying, or is the technology evolution unstoppable?
Three weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that DJ Shimza had done it again. The star is known for being one of Mzansi’s most charitable media personalities.
Shimza has been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade and is admired not only for his deejaying skills but also his charitable side.
The media personality has given back to the less fortunate on several occasions over the years and has done it again.
Every year, Shimza hosts an annual Christmas party for kids in Tembisa, and organises everything the children would need. Shimza gave back again, when he donated school shoes. He shared a snap with his fans on Instagram.
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