Government scores ‘F’ for youth employment plans – Report

Despite decades of initiatives to encourage more youth employment and upskilling, the government has largely failed in its plans to absorb South Africans into the workforce, reports BusinessTech.

This is one of the key findings of a new report on South Africa’s universities and other higher education institutions gazetted for public comment on Monday 6 June. The 249-page report, which was compiled by academics and officials, pointed to a range of issues in the current higher education sector, particularly in preparing workers for the country’s labour market.

“Given the country’s prevailing socio-economic challenges of high and enduring unemployment, widening inequality and worsening poverty, there is also enormous pressure for the post-school education and training system to respond far more effectively to current and future labour needs and appropriate areas of economic development,” the researchers said.
Full report on the BusinessTech site