President Cyril Ramaphosa has been dealt another blow as SA’s unemployment rate climbed to an 11-year high, nearing the 30% mark.

Reducing the unemployment rate and putting the economy on a robust growth path are at the top of the priority list in Ramaphosa’s reform drive. In 2018, at the inaugural jobs summit, he promised to create 275,000 jobs a year, but with the economy slowing this is looking increasingly unlikely.

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