Why South African businesses should prioritise youth skills development
South Africa has a well-documented skills shortage, which is a major reason why the economy is struggling.
Unemployment and poverty rates are very high, and with the youth making up 63.4% of all unemployed South Africans, the situation has never been more critical.
To solve these pressing issues, all stakeholders, including the government, businesses, and non-profit organisations, must play their part to ensure that quality skills training – the foundation of future economic growth – takes place.
There are so many young South Africans who have the potential to do great things, but are yet to get the opportunity to develop the necessary skills.
With the right training, these young people can help South Africa become an economic powerhouse both in Africa and globally.