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Job seekers in Johannesburg. Picture: LUBA LESOLLE/GALLO IMAGES
Job seekers in Johannesburg. Picture: LUBA LESOLLE/GALLO IMAGES

Would any thinking person with a modicum of intelligence not have foreseen the effect(s) the July violence, looting and destruction of lives and businesses would have on the economy, jobs in particular? (“Unemployment data shows heavy toll of Zuma-inspired violence in KZN and Gauteng”, November 30).

That it all happened amid a general absence of the security forces is in itself a disgrace, but the subsequent inability of the ANC government to pursue and capture the instigators or hold anybody of consequence responsible, has further deepened the negative reaction, both at home and internationally.

So yes, of course the unemployment figures would skyrocket — who wants to hire when parts of the country lie in ruins and businesses are destroyed?

Sandra Goldberg
Via BusinessLIVE

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