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23 August 2013

Context needed in jobless stats – Chabane

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The growth in the number of unemployed South Africans, particularly since the 2008 global economic recession, has had the government worried.

But Collins Chabane, the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, believes that the unemployment figures in South Africa need to be put into a wider context to reflect the number of migrant workers from neighbouring countries, who flocked to South Africa since 1994.

The minister told SAnews on Friday that this context would help change the debate in South Africa and would help answer some of the difficult questions pertaining to the country’s unemployment.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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