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A student holds a banner aloft during the march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria yesterday.
A student holds a banner aloft during the march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria yesterday.
Theana Breugem

Pretoria – A new youth employment programme developed by government, labour and the private sector will see 1 million youth placed in paid internships, over a three-year period, said President Jacob Zuma.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Union Buildings on Friday, the president gave feedback on the progress made by the Presidential CEO Initiative, along with government and labour. This followed a meeting attended by CEOs of major companies, representatives of the Black Business Council (BBC), Business Unity South Africa, labour federations Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu),  Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) and National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu).

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