SA’s unemployment crisis is a national disgrace, the inevitable result of 27 years of economic mismanagement. Between 1994 and 2020, the country’s GDP per capita increased 16.1%. By comparison, Malaysia’s GDP per capita increased 654.1% over the same period.

Unemployment is a macroeconomic policy problem first. There is a relationship between macroeconomic policies and GDP growth. There is also a relationship between GDP growth and employment...

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