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Most economists predict growth of around 4-5% this year.

Many refuse to participate because they believe that little is being done within their respective communities to develop young people and support their businesses, writes Tshireletso Gaolaolwe (25) in Bloemfontein.


The youth should simply be treated with importance and as capable of lifting the country to greater heights.

The youth have lost confidence in the government and all governing structures, as evidenced by vaccination statistics for people aged 18 to 34. There have been countless calls for government structures to invest in the country’s youth with the aim of facilitating the transition from higher education institutions to the labor sector inside and outside the country. Republic.

These pleas have not been answered and therefore result in the ever increasing number of unemployed graduates, which is constantly blamed on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy.

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Is there a plan in place to empower the leaders of tomorrow and equip them with the skills to compete with their counterparts beyond the republic?

We should not only take the vaccination process as an example, but also the statistics of registered voters for the next local elections. Many refuse to participate as they believe that little is being done within their respective communities to develop young people and support their businesses, which in turn would contribute positively to the economy and better livelihoods. This should be an integral part of the service delivery owed to our employees.

– Tshireletso Gaolaolwe is a candidate lawyer who lives in Brandwag, Bloemfontein, Free State.

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