The March 2022 Quarterly Labour Force Survey results continue to paint a grim picture for youth employment and South Africa’s economy as we emerge from the acute phase of the pandemic. But in truth, the economy has been shifting for decades. Unlike our east Asian...
The Centre for International Development (CID) Harvard Speaker Series interviews Sharmi Surianarain, Chief Impact Officer of the Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, and Kate Orkin, a faculty member in Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of...
The latest Quarterly Labour Force Statistics reminds us just how bad youth unemployment is — and why investments such as the Basic Education Employment Intervention (BEEI) are so valuable for their capacity to create youth employment at speed and scale, enabling over...
South Africa’s youth unemployment has been rising steadily and, according to Stats SA, is now at 46.3%. Under the expanded definition (which includes those discouraged from seeking work) it rests at a shocking 74.7%. Non-profit organisation Harambee is doing its bit...
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