South Africa is looking to provide pathways for young people into the world of work, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday as he launched the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative at the Riverside Incubation Hub in Johannesburg.

Among the companies who have come forward to provide work experience opportunities to the first 100 YES participants was Unilever, Sasol, Investec, Absa and Netcare, Ramaphosa said.

“By providing one-year paid work experience opportunities to thousands of unemployed young people, these companies will not only be measurably improving their prospects to find employment, but will be helping to build a more inclusive, more sustainable economy,” he said. ….more

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