Our Chief Impact Officer, Sharmi Surianarain, spoke with SABC News’ Bongiwe Zwane about the urgent issue of youth unemployment in South Africa and the need for immediate solutions to integrate young people into the economy. She emphasised the critical importance of developing strategies to ensure inclusive job growth and highlighted several key areas for action.

Key topics covered:

  • Inclusive job growth 
  • Role of Public Employment Programmes 
  • Shifts in employer mindsets 
  • Impact of entrepreneurship and the informal economy

Sharmi highlighted the importance of investing in young people and creating an environment where they can thrive. She warned against the social unrest seen in other countries due to youth exclusion and called for comprehensive support to ensure young people can meaningfully contribute to the economy and society.

Click here to watch the full interview.

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