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graduate thumb100 Daily News reports that about 100 unemployed graduates - some dressed in their academic robes - took to the streets of Durban in a protest march to raise awareness about their lack of employment.  

They came from various Durban universities.  As they marched down Dr Pixley ka Seme Street towards the City Hall, the graduates carried placards with slogans such as "internship then what" and "we are not lazy, we are unemployed".  At City Hall, the unemployed graduates gave over a memorandum for delivery to Mayor Zandile Gumede.  One of the leaders of the march, MUT graduate Nkululeko Ndlovu said internships offered to graduates were only for a year, but permanent job positions required three years’ experience.  Another issue related to the process of applying for jobs whereby graduates needed to certify documents every three months and make copies of qualifications, which they observed was an expensive process for people with no income.

  • Read this report by Nosipho Nyide in full at Daily News

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