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14 June 2021

Securing a brighter future for youth

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“The Presidential Youth Employment Intervention was built on the understanding that to address the youth unemployment crisis requires innovative thinking and strong partnerships across society,” the President said. With South Africa commemorating Youth Day this week, government is set to announce additional measures intended to improve the lives of young people.

He said it is disturbing that knowledge and awareness of the events of 16 June is diminishing among young South Africans. 

“This is particularly so among the so-called Generation Z, or young people born between 1997 and 2015. The 2019/20 South African Social Attitudes Survey published by the Human Sciences Research Council found that close to 40% of Generation Z has not heard of the historical events of June 16.

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