The State of Youth Unemployment in South Africa

18 Aug 2014 - 11:15

A new article from DPRU Deputy Director Morne Oosthuizen and Researcher Aalia Cassim has just been published via the Brookings Institution's Africa Growth Initiative, on Africa in Focus

The South African government has implemented a number of initiatives aimed at creating jobs and reducing unemployment, as well as ameliorating the impact of high unemployment on individuals and their households. There are supply-side policies targeting unemployed youth, and demand-side policies targeting employers, but there is also general recognition that government alone cannot resolve the unemployment crisis in SA.

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