South Africa's President Ramaphosa unveils new job portal plan for unemployment

February 23, 2020
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South Africa's President Ramaphosa has recently announced a new initiative backed by his administration with the goal of reducing unemployment for South Africa's youth.

In a presentation on the 12th of February, Ramaphosa said that the plan – called the ‘Presidential Youth Employment Intervention’ – sets out five priority actions for the next five years.

“What distinguishes this intervention is that it is being driven by a specialised Project Management Office in The Presidency,” he said. “Its aim is to increase levels of alignment and focus across government and begin to tackle youth unemployment at scale.”

These priority actions include everything from a new online jobs network to short courses in specific skills that employers require.

Ramaphosa outlined how this new plan will work below.

Read more here.

February 23, 2020

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