Youth Day

Young SA packs its bags for opportunities abroad

16 June 2019 - 00:06 By ALEX PATRICK, BELINDA PHETO and KGAUGELO MASWENENG

As Youth Day finds 55% of young South Africans without a job, some have taken their skills abroad where they can earn money while seeing the world.

A global survey has found that South Africans under the age of 24 are twice as likely to want to emigrate as older South Africans, and a recruitment company that has sent more than 20,000 young South Africans to the US over the past 22 years said applications are up by about 10%. There has also been an increase in unemployed applicants, it said...

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