- A photo of a young unemployed man broke many hearts via social media
- The thing that stood out was that the man was a qualified teacher, yet unable to gain employment
- South Africans shared their disdain for the current state of affairs and some highlighted what needed to change
A photo invoked a strong response and tugged at the heart strings of social media users.
Twitter user Sbusiso (@Sbu_Noqoko) shared an image of an unemployed teacher holding up a placard. His caption read:
"Lets help this qualified Teacher guys, please retweet until it lands in Good hands."
The young educator explored various option to gain employment, but was forced to stand on the street to get noticed.
The tweet resulted in a strong response, as South Africans were saddened by his plight.
The rationale is that the hard work put in to attain a qualification should reap rewards, but more and more South Africans are struggling to find jobs.
The tweet can be viewed below.
Briefly.co.za shared some of the comments.
Thabisile ngwenyama (@thabiengwenyama) said,
"It's coming papa hang in there."
Sbusiso (@Sbu_Noqoko) added,
"Sure bro he has responsibilities cause it’s hard for me seeing someone with a profession seeking a job."
Selby Nhleko (@SelbyNhleko) suggested the cause of the problem:
"His space is been occupied by foreigner somewhere."
Sanele Manaba (@sanzanabs) identified a silver lining:
"Honestly Covid19 will help this one, since older teachers will be staying at home, replacements will be needed."
Previously, Briefly.co.za also reported that South Africa's unemployment rate is expected to rise to a staggering 50% due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic.
The International Labour Organisation has warned that nearly half of the global workforce could lose their jobs.
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