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Government positions Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme as solution to unemployment

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Government has taken to Twitter to present the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme as the solution to unemployment, following the statistics released by Stats SA.

The South African Government took to Twitter on Friday, 13 November 2020, to reflect on the findings of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). According to Stats SA, the country’s unemployment rate is currently 30.8 percent, based on the data relating to the third quarter of the year. Moreover, a large percentage of that total is reportedly the youth.

The post read, “It is encouraging to note that green shoots have emerged as economic restrictions were lifted and the epidemic brought under control, with 600 000 more people being employed between the second and third quarter.”

One of the initiatives that the government has earmarked to tackle unemployment is the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme. To date, two of those programmes have been launched. The first was the teaching assistants programme, which is running in Gauteng. The second to be launched was the National Video and Film Foundation-led programme which seeks to upskill some 3 500 youth in the arts.

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