As joblessness chokes the youth, Ramaphosa's plan hopes to kill three birds with one stone

Pres. Photo: Presidency

Pres. Photo: Presidency

After 2020’s novel coronavirus pandemic put the South African economy through its paces, government has been pushed by the dire circumstances to become for flexible and imaginative when developing interventions to soften the blow of unemployment.

As much as the South African economy is besieged with various challenges undermining its potential, such as lacklustre GDP growth, unreliable power supply and fiscal leakage through corruption and state capture, it is the stubborn and rising unemployment that is, perhaps, the most drastic.

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