Youth bomb is ticking: iLIVE
South Africa will never reach its full potential without the contribution of the youth.
We need an economically active youth. We also need a skilled and empowered youth to develop our country. Unemployment is sitting at 25% and the youth - particularly black youth - is largely affected.
Matriculants, who have no money to go to school have joined the scores of the unemployed. Higher education remains inaccessible to the youth.
Education is so expensive that it is going to be a luxury - if it is not so already - to have a degree in future.
The National Youth Development Agency is a cash cow for the ANCYL leaders. The agency is doing little, if anything, to fulfil its role. Its CEO is earning a fat salary for not doing his job. It is heartbreaking to see the youth having nothing to do.
The youth has energy, and that energy needs to be pointed in the right direction.
Youth unemployment is a ticking time bomb for the country. There is a desperate need to find a speedy solution. Otherwise, the young lions are going to revolt against the government for not creating jobs.