Hundreds of employees of the Eastern Cape health department have been issued with final warnings aft.
SOUTH Africa will never reach its full potential without the contribution of the youth. So we need an economically active and also a skilled and empowered youth to develop our country.
Unemployment is sitting at 25% and the youth - particularly the black youth - is largely affected. Matriculants, who have no money to further their studies, have joined the scores of unemployed.
The National Youth Development Agency is a cash cow for ANC Youth League leaders.
The agency is doing little, if not nothing, to fulfil its role. Its CEO is earning a big fat salary for not doing his job.
It is heartbreaking to see the youth having nothing to do and loitering around.
Youth unemployment is a ticking time bomb for the country. There is a desperate need to find a speedy solution to this challenge. Otherwise the young lions are going to revolt against the government for not creating jobs.
Thabile Mange, by e-mail