SA faces the risk of a repeat of the July 2021 violence amid high levels of youth unemployment and load-shedding, says the boss of state insurance agency Sasria, joining a growing number of commentators who have warned that the country’s unsolved challenges heighten the risk of another uprising.

“The things that are on my mind are load-shedding, less grid failure but load-shedding ... if it can go on for a sustainable period it would be a worry. The biggest worry is youth unemployment ... the youth are sitting and idling,” Sasria CEO Mpumi Tyikwe said in an interview with Business Day...

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