Youth Day is nothing to celebrate - we have failed the young

18 June 2019 - 06:13
The graduate unemployment rate is 33.5% for those aged 15–24 and 10.2% among those aged 25–34 years, while the rate among adults (aged 35–64 years) is 4.7%, according to StatsSA.
The graduate unemployment rate is 33.5% for those aged 15–24 and 10.2% among those aged 25–34 years, while the rate among adults (aged 35–64 years) is 4.7%, according to StatsSA.
Image: Eugene Coetze

It’s June 16, and for this month we will all say sympathetic things about young people and will make the right noises about their development.

The one thing we will not say is that they are not stupid. They can see a hustler from a mile away. And if there is anyone they know is a hustler it is a politician in a tight suit, a smooth car and a poor grasp of the difference between truth and lies.

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