As if our shocking school dropout rates weren’t enough cause for concern, Carte Blanche learnt recently that closing schools in response to the pandemic seems to have caused those numbers to spike even further. Carte Blanche met a couple of young people who’ve now joined the ranks of the unemployed and possibly, unemployable. As well as Zengeziwe Msimang, Chief Engagement Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and Merle Mansfield, Director at Zero Dropout Campaign who explain the impact on South Africa’s economy of youth who are not in employment, education and training – and share possible solutions. 

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