Experts discuss how to end youth unemployment at #702JobSummit

What can be done to tackle the growing youth unemployment?

Presenter Eusebius McKaiser hosted a panel of guests during a two-part discussion that offered some possible solutions to youth unemployment.

The panel spoke about high-impact interventions that could drive job creation, job retention and economic growth.

Ideas included how to creating access for excluded youth, policy reform, labour interventions and addressing skills/training shortages.

He spoke to the following panelists:

  • Sifiso Mtsweni, chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).
  • Najwah Allie-Edries, head of the Project Management at National Treasury’s R9-billion Jobs Fund.
  • Andile Sangqu, member of Indlulamithi Steering Committee and head of Anglo American South Africa.
  • Sicelo Mbonani, founder of Township Entrepreneurs Network.
  • Busisiwe Mavuso, COO at Business Leadership SA.
  • Independent Economist Ndumiso Hadebe.
  • Ann Bernstein, heads of the Centre for Development and Enterprise.
  • Economic Strategist Thabi Leoka.

Here are some of quotes and images captured during the discussion:

Twitter users engaged using #702JobSummit. View some of their responses below:

Listen to part one of the discussion:

Listen to part two of the panel:


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