Racial and gender disparities in access to work are entrenched features of the South African labour market.
Basic income must be embedded within a broader strategy of economic reform, aimed at increasing the social wage and improving working conditions.
Universities shouldn’t only attend to the knowledge and skills graduates need for work but also the factors that give graduates a better chance of earning a living and participating in society.
South Africa can’t possibly remain the same country in the aftermath of this mayhem. There are just too many storms ahead to simply continue unchanged.
Many unemployed young people are engaged in a variety of economic activities. These may not necessarily be recognised as a form of self employment or informal employment.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
Two social impact bonds that have concluded in South Africa showed that they got innovation going where it was desperately needed.
Relying solely on job placement as an indicator of successful intervention misses out on outcomes that are equally important, or more so, amid high structural unemployment.
South Africa is producing an oversupply of graduates in fields that don’t support economic growth.
With younger people hit hardest by the pandemic’s economic impacts, it’s imperative to ensure an entire generation is not permanently disadvantaged.
Done right, JobMaker can support 100,000 jobs, but it’ll have to happen soon.
There are fears that a fall in employment for young people during COVID-19 and its after effects may lead to a lost generation.
The inadequacy of the Newstart payment was recognised long before the pandemic. We shouldn’t go back to it.
They are often framed as lazy and fraudulent and are constantly harassed by the police. Now, it seems they have had enough. We explore what it takes to be a young Nigerian living in Nigeria.
The pandemic has hit young people very hard. The long-term costs of having them neither studying nor working more than justify investment in a national program to help them enter the workforce.
Our data shows 28% workers aged 18-24 lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
The young people in this 2017 video game are unemployed or working dead end jobs or living with their parents while pondering an uncertain future. It’s a bit like life today, in a time of pandemic.
Diaries of young Kenyans in Nairobi reveal lives of joblessness and endless searching for money, all punctuated by substance use.
The high cost of data and inadequate digital skills prevent young people from accessing job opportunities.
More funding is needed to help those furthest from work.