South Africa’s official joblessness rate has peaked to almost 35%, with youth unemployment at 66.5%. It is also reported that in the tech industry there’s a skills gap that’s bigger than the jobs gap.
SiMoDiSA’s TechXit, which is on the SA Startup Act Movement steering committee, is working to close this gap between demand and supply of digital skills on the continent. Its chairman, Pieter de Villliers, joins SABC News on Zoom to chat about this and explain interventions that Harambee and DigiLink are currently supporting with to address the skills gap and support inclusive hiring in the South African digital and ICT sector.
Watch the interview here: