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Ramaphosa: South African youth don't have the skills to be employable.

Speaking at the World Teachers Day event, the president of the Republic of South Africa said that the biggest challenge we have as a country is the staggering number of unemployed young people.

However, if you go to any job recruiter or search online, their hundreds of thousands of job openings in South Africa. The main challenge is that the young do not have what it takes to fill these roles.

Some of the young work-seekers are not well educated and do not possess sufficient skills and previous work experience as most companies are now demanding.

Companies are also scared of hiring zero or less experienced employees because of Unions that will take them to court. Not long ago companies were hiring thousands of intents and train them for different job postings but not anymore.

The educations system itself is not sufficient to train young people until they are ready to walk into a job posting. That will take years, enough company environmental setting, and billions worth of resources.

The degrees that are supposed to be four years will turn into six or eight years, the only solution is to make and arrange with companies so that they can take more interns and train them at a lower cost.

Dr. Azar Jammine, director and chief economist at Econometrix, said that South Africa has a huge potential to become an industrial hub of the world. But currently, only a small fraction of the labor force is keeping the country functioning.

Youth aged 15-24 years and 25-34 years recorded one of the highest levels of unemployment in the whole world with 64.4% and 42.9% respectively. 

It's always a huge social problem when the majority of your most active, high testosterone young men are roaming the streets all day long. The figures can easily translate into crime statistics or anarchy.


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