Millions of young South Africans are excluded from participating in economic activity, and as a result suffer disproportionately from unemployment, discouragement and economic marginalisation. High youth unemployment means young people are not gaining the skills or experience needed to drive the economy forward. This lack of skills can have long-term adverse effects on the economy.
In South Africa, the current lack of skills and experience, as well as perceptions regarding the restrictiveness of labour regulations, make some prospective employers reluctant to hire the youth.
As a South African employer, you now have a great opportunity to boost the employment of young job seekers.