While I was talking to a young person who had recently received her matric results, she expressed uncertainty about her career options.

She said she didn't want to be a DJ or a social media influencer, and that she had no chance of attending a university or technical college. Hailing from Jackson — an informal settlement in Eikenhof, south of Johannesburg — she said she was determined to steer clear of conventional and overrated “new career paths”...

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