THE WAVE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AMONGST SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTHS: BELONGING TO A POLITICAL ORGANISATION AS A WAY OF ESCAPE?

Toyin Cotties Adetiba, Nqobile Thandolwethu Qwabe

Abstract


With the rise of unemployment in South Africa, the youth has been looking for a way out, building up a stereotype that being part of a political movement would secure them an automatic employment. This research examines if this phenomenon proves valid, whilst assessing factors that have recently played a role in the increment of unemployment in South Africa, and more or less how the stereotype of political employment can be discredited; through both quantitative and qualitative research conducted in a small township of Esikhawini in the province of KwaZuluNatal (KZN) of South Africa, the study looks at how political and non-political participants see belonging to a political organisation vis-à-vis unemployment amongst South African youths, concluding that South African government needs to create an enabling environment where the creation of employment opportunities will thrive.

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