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Minister Thulas Nxesi at the Youth Employment Centre

The age of rapid upskilling, reskilling and internal mobility is here. Never before have organisations across the globe seen such rapid acceleration of automation and economic uncertainty, as in the time post covid. 

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Unemployment is a massive challenge that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis. With 55.75% of the country's youth unemployed, more focus should be placed on how youth can enter the job market without a formal tertiary qualification to contribute positively to the country's economy.

The job market today is a network-driven environment and is highly competitive by nature, submitting applications- landing an interview and simply landing the job is a scarcity and the expectation for it to be that simple, is quite frankly, unrealistic.

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With a record high unemployment rate of 43.2% recorded in the first quarter of 2021[1], and lockdown destroying 42.7%[2] of small businesses in South Africa, it is a clear signal that the backbone of our country’s frail economy is weakening.

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Thousands of jobs have been created through skills development programmes, offering many young people full-time employment contracts. 

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After a year of a serious lack of good news, we finally have something that can make us smile! President Ramaphosa in his address announced the creation of new jobs through global business opportunities. And the numbers look good!

A very timeous report by Ivan Israelstam on what employers should take into account when managing employees from home. How should productively be managed, and what should management be aware of in this new world of work?

Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi said despite the recent StatsSA survey, South Africa is not hopeless and more jobs can be created. 

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