With more than 10-million South Africans unemployed, this surely constitutes a crisis.
The Centre for Development and Enterprise has released its latest publication on unemployment in South Africa.
The report analyses the depth of the crisis, what causes it and sets out a series of proposals that could help in curbing the problem.
Clement Manyathela on the Midday Report chats to the organisation founder Anne Bernstein to unpack the latest report.
Unemployment is at 10,3-million and rising, this is really a catastrophic situation.— Anne Bernstein, Founder - Centre for Development and Enterprise
She says all the job and presidential summits have not worked.
We are sitting with a deepening unemployment crisis and it is terrible. The current approach to jobs is not working and a new approach is long overdue.— Anne Bernstein, Founder - Centre for Development and Enterprise
Listen below to the full conversation: