Picture: AFP PHOTO
Picture: AFP PHOTO

I believe Sikonathi Mantshantsha (Between the Chains, May 16-22) is missing the main cause of unemployment in our country: the unions. Countries with weak unions have high employment.

The second cause is red tape. I recently read that it took the Nanaga farm stall near Port Elizabeth more than five years to obtain a filling station licence. It now employs 50 people.

The benefits of BEE were misdirected to a few, but instead should have gone into education and training.

The rest of the world imports skills; SA exports them.

John Hunter
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