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March 7, 2018

Makhura believed digital revolution could address Gauteng unemployment crisis

Gauteng Premier David Makhura (Madelene Cronje/MG)

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has placed his hopes on the advent of the fourth industrial revolution to provide solutions for the province’s youth unemployment crisis.

Makhura delivered his state of the province address at the Gauteng legislature on Monday where he said nearly 2-million young people in the province were unemployed, not in schooling or receiving any sort of training.

The interventions proposed by the province appeared heavily centred on taking advantage of the digital economy to create employment opportunities.

“As part of addressing structural youth unemployment we are aligning our education and [...]

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October 17, 2017

New university to help fight poverty

A proposed R5-billion university for Ekurhuleni is expected to help fight poverty and create jobs. So far, R600-million worth of bursaries have been set aside to benefit students from the metro, according to mayor Mzwandile Masina.

Duduzile Fakude, 20, who passed matric in 2015 and wants to be a teacher, said the university plan was exciting. “I had no means to pursue my studies and I was forced to stay at home, something that I do not wish for my siblings,” Fakude said.

“I tried looking for employment with no luck. I am excited about the university because in the near future we will see the decrease of unemployment in our area.”

Alice [...]

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