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presidencyEWN reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has put youth unemployment at the top of its national agenda.  

He was speaking on the sidelines of the SA Communist Party’s (SACP’s) central executive committee meeting in Johannesburg on Saturday morning.  Aware that many young people are without jobs, the Presidency is setting up a team to deal specifically with youth unemployment in the country.  “At the Presidency level that team is being finalised.  We should be able to announce that on 16 [June].  This Youth Month we want the young people of the country to engage government and talk openly about their needs and aspirations,” Ramaphosa indicated.  According to Stats SA, South Africa’s unemployment rate is high for both youth and adults, however, the unemployment rate among young people aged 15–34 is as high as 38.2%.

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