“Youth unemployment a timebomb”

As happens fairly often (but still a long way from all the time) I agree with COSATU’s assessment that youth unemployment is a timebomb for the South Africa. Tomorrow’s Youth Day holiday really should be a time for reflection on how we deal with this problem in a more fundamental way than short-term public works programmes, redistribution of wealth and modest economic growth.

Published by David Kirk

The opinions expressed on this site are those of the author and other commenters and are not necessarily those of his employer or any other organisation. David Kirk runs Milliman’s actuarial consulting practice in Africa. He is an actuary and is the creator of New Business Margin on Revenue. He specialises in risk and capital management, regulatory change and insurance strategy . He also has extensive experience in embedded value reporting, insurance-related IFRS and share option valuation.