Jonas: Growing antagonism towards firms

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Theana Breugem

Johannesburg – Firms are employment generating projects and their growth could address the youth unemployment problem, but there is growing antagonism towards them, said former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.

He was speaking at the launch of a series of reports by the Centre for Development Enterprise that deal with tackling youth unemployment. Jonas said youth unemployment is a national crisis and new, radical measures should be taken to confront it.

He also highlighted that there is an “ambivalence and antagonism” towards the private sector.

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