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'A turnaround in private sector investment will result in job creation in SA'

31 July 2019 1:12 PM
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Nedbank economist Isaac Matshego proposes different plans to curb the decline in employment in the country.

Nedbank economist Isaac Matshego says the current administration is cognisant of the unemployment challenges South Africa faces.

RELATED: 'Unemployment is not a problem, it's a crisis'

Matshego is responding to South Africa's unemployment rate increase by 1.4% in the second quarter of 2019 to 29%.

According to data released by Statistics South Africa on Tuesday, the increase is the highest since the first quarter of 2008.

RELATED: SA unemployment rate rises to 29%, the worst since 2008

Clement Manyathela on the Xolani Gwala Show chats to Matshego on the unemployment rate.

If we are going to ask whether the government is doing something to address the unemployment rate, we have to attach a timeline to that question. In my opinion, since the beginning of last year, we have seen the government moving in the right direction in acknowledging the challenges and we have seen a process of fixing different institutions.

Isaac Matshego, Economist - Nedbank

He says the private sector plays a big role in job creation and development.

What we need to see is a turnaround private sector investment which will help expand the economy's capacity. That expansion will result in job creation in the country.

Isaac Matshego, Economist - Nedbank

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31 July 2019 1:12 PM
Tags:
Unemployment
unemployment rates increase
joblessness

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