A proposal to train and employ 50,000 new nurses will be one of the flagship projects on the table at the government's Jobs Summit that will be held in Midrand this week. The two-day initiative is looking for solutions to SA's high unemployment rate, which is near the 30% mark. Business, labour and government officials are expected to pore over proposals that include job creation opportunities in industries such as agriculture. The Jobs Summit comes as Stats SA revealed this week that SA shed 69,000 jobs during the second quarter of 2018, when the economy tipped into a recession following two quarters of negative economic growth. The proposal to train and employ new nurses emanates from private hospital group Netcare, which this week confirmed that the concept would be tabled at the summit convened by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The private sector will provide on-the-job training over eight years if the project is pursued. SA is short of 47,000 nurses. Ramaphosa announced last week t...

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