Technical Skills Needed to Tackle SA’s Youth Unemployment Crisis

Although South Africa’s youth unemployment rate dropped slightly in the fourth quarter of 2022, the situation remains critical, with the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) revealing that 4,6 million young people are looking for jobs. Considering that 90% of the country’s employment opportunities require youth with technical and vocational skills, as reported by the Human Resource Development Council, equipping them with these skills is crucial for reducing the country’s unemployment rate.

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