EUSEBIUS MCKAISER | Unemployment entrenches racism and patriarchy, but it doesn't stop there

South Africa is a tough place to be in right now, but it is particularly harsh for black women

17 May 2023 - 15:57

While everyone is affected by the sorry state of our nation, it is simply not the case that we are equally affected. Data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2023, for example, provide excellent insights into the gendered and racialised features of unemployment. This is despite the insistence in some online echo chambers, habituated by the children of hegemony, that South Africa is a difficult place to live in if you are white and male. In fact, the least worse off are white South Africans, still; and white men, especially, do not, as a group, know what it is like to truly struggle to enter the labour market. ..

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