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Africa News of Tuesday, 16 June 2020


Pandemic has worsened youth unemployment - Ramaphosa

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the coronavirus pandemic had worsened unemployment in the country.

In his Youth Day message, Mr Ramaphosa urged young people in the country to partner with the government in coming up with "solutions to the unemployment crisis".

He said the government was now looking up "to the innovative and pioneering spirit" of its young people.

"Through programmes like the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative, the National Youth Service and many more we want to support this country’s young people to see their ideas through from incubation to opening the doors of their businesses," he said.

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