employment thumb100 TMG Digital reports that only 48.8% of high school students surveyed this year believe that South Africa would be a great place to have a successful career‚ compared to 74% who held this positive sentiment in 2012.  

The annual Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) youth survey of high school students average age 17 included responses from close to 1‚000 grade 11 and 12 learners from diverse socio economic backgrounds and schools around Gauteng.  It indicated that “ongoing jitters about an imminent global meltdown‚ South Africa’s negative growth prospects‚ China’s declining growth are among the issues these youth are basing their sentiments on.”  When asked about furthering their studies after high school‚ only half believed they would have access to quality tertiary education that would adequately equip them for the job market.


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