Tertiary institutions can help alleviate youth unemployment by having employment partners

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If tertiary institutions get into employment partnerships with business organisations, they stand a chance to save thousands of graduates from suffering the same fate I did. Picture: Mpumelelo Buthelezi
If tertiary institutions get into employment partnerships with business organisations, they stand a chance to save thousands of graduates from suffering the same fate I did. Picture: Mpumelelo Buthelezi

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With unemployment among young people in South Africa on the rise, the number of unemployed graduates is also increasing.

The upsurge might leave many young people, particularly those in high school, wondering if going to college or university is worth their while. This is because they have seen that a tertiary qualification does not necessarily guarantee employment.

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