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Job creation in South Africa: the president’s advisors discuss what it will take

Job creation in South Africa: the president’s advisors discuss what it will take

AT the end of 2021, South Africa recorded its highest unemployment rate since the dawn of democracy, at 35.3%. The figure has marginally dropped but there is still concern about how the country will tackle this issue. Dori Posel spoke to Trudi Makhaya, economic advisor to South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as Kenneth Creamer and Liberty Mncube, who are on the Presidential Economic Advisory Council, about unemployment, job creation, the informal sector and the country’s challenges with excessive market power. Author DORRIT POSEL, Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, University of the Witwatersrand Dori Posel: South…
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