South Africa has the highest youth unemployment rate in the world. 74% of the youth in South Africa are unemployed with black women accounting for the majority.
Women have always taken the backseat when it comes to finding a suitable job or requesting equal pay in the workplace. Governments failure to address the issue has seen the rise of unemployed black women to a staggering 41%. Last year, government announced that at least 40% of public sector procurement will go to women-owned businesses, but is that enough? Many of the youth are dependent on the R350 that they get from the special covid-19 relief grant since the government won't create employment for them. The struggle will continue for women even those with employment as the discrimination and not unequal pay looks certain to continue. South Africa has so many qualified and well-educated people and it's baffling that the majority of them are stuck at home with employment.
Are women being overlooked?
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