The collapse of local government in small towns is beginning to affect investment in farming, and the ability of agribusinesses to operate.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
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.
Joblessness has become a fixture of the South African economy. Understanding the patterns of who is out of work and for how long is key to designing policies to address the problem.