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South Africa sitting on a “social time bomb”

South Africa is sitting on a “social time bomb” with more than 3 million youths between the ages of 18 and 24 who don’t have jobs and don’t receive any education or training.  A recent report by the Centre for Higher Education and Transformation (CHET) titled  “Responding to the educational needs of post-school youth” indicates that this is not only an education problem , but part of a “socio-economic disaster”.

In 2007, 2.8 million of the approximately 6.7 million youths between 18 and 24 had no jobs or training. Only 35.3% of them attended educational institutions.

To read more go to Alet Rademeyer’s article on News 24 by Clicking Here!

To read the report Click Here!

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