Youth and graduate unemployment have been an issue in South Africa, often attributed to many factors, including unequal access to high-quality education, the structure of the economy, and a lack of jobs suitable for recent graduates’ skill sets.

According to Stats SA, the past 10 years has seen graduate unemployment increase from 5.5% in the first quarter of 2013 to 10.6% in the first quarter of 2023, with youth aged 15-24 years and 25-34 years recording the highest unemployment rates, of 62.1% and 40.7% respectively...

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