It's really hard for most of the graduates in South Africa. Job opportunities are hard to find, and with the outbreak of the coronavirus - it will be more harder.
Many graduates are working at retail stores, while some are selling fruits and foods in the streets. From having a sleepless nights in university studying so that you can have a better future and you end up working at retail stores it's painful.
Nepotism is making most of the graduates to suffer. Even internships are hard to find. People in higher positions are employing their relatives. Sometimes you even wonder if education is the key to success.
Tiisetso Legodi says, "I genuinely think that the government must give unemployed graduates some funds so that they can take care of themselves while looking for suitable jobs."
Amanda Mtikulu says, "I've got a diploma in Information Technology which I studied for 3 years and I am happily sitting at a call centre right now because I have no issues starting at the bottom. If the opportunity presents itself, hopefully I'll get something along that field, but until then, it's all about making money."
She added: "I feel like the problem most of the graduates these days is that you only want a job a long the lines of what you studied. You are not willing to start at the bottom and make your way up. You want everything handed to you on a silver platter."
John Thabethe says, "you must create jobs for yourselves. You can't rely on the government on everything. God gave each and everyone of you a gift and that doesn't have anything to do with the government. It's your fault you don't have a job. You're so disappointing and surely your parents are also disappointed. Use your gifts and do something."
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