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Hand-outs and grants will not solve the scourge of unemployment

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Government must not look for solutions regarding unemployment from academics, from employees within its departments, or from labour unions. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Government must not look for solutions regarding unemployment from academics, from employees within its departments, or from labour unions. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/Gallo Images via Getty Images

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Government must not look for solutions regarding unemployment from academics, from employees within its departments, or from labour unions. Instead it should be talking to the unemployed, small businesses, homeowners and others who are likely to employ the young, old, unskilled and long-term unemployed.

Members of Parliament seem to think that they have gained the powers of an umthakathi, who can turn on a tap that pours out money like water.

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