Introduce national service to curb unemployment, suggest callers

The country’s unemployment rate has risen to 27.6% at the end of the first quarter of the year, according to Statistics South Africa.

Callers on the Eusebius McKaiser open line had a few suggestions on how to tackle the matter.

What about introducing compulsory military training for those who are not going on to further education. They can get a skill in the various departments. Military training would give them discipline in their lives.

Keith, Caller

READ: 6.2 million South Africans are actively looking for a job but can’t find one

In Botswana, we had a national service system. After completion of matric, the people would be sent out to different communities away from home in the process they would develop and acquire a particular skill. The government would only sponsor those who went through national service.

Botshelo, Caller

ALSO READ: Unemployment at 27.6%: 'It's sad people are starting to give up the job hunt'

The unemployment crisis needs more than the government. It requires everyone to get involved.

Jay, Caller

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