SA Urged to Create More Jobs

South Africa should speed up job creation in order to create five million jobs by 2020

The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says that South Africa aims to create five million jobs by 2020 but has only managed to create 624 000 in the last decade.

In a press statement, SAIRR points out that, "The data, which is sourced from Statistics South Africa, shows that total employment has increased by an average of only 0.5 percent a year since 2001."

SAIRR researcher, Lucy Holborn, says that the rate of job creation will need to rise nearly 10 times to meet the government's job creation targets.

To read the article titled, “SA jobs target ambitious: SAIRR,” click here.

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