Three years ago, Ramaphosa set a goal for 1m youth jobs: Here's what actually happened

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The Youth Employment Services (YES) was supposed to create 1 million jobs a year.
The Youth Employment Services (YES) was supposed to create 1 million jobs a year.
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It was supposed to create one million jobs for unemployed youth per year for three years when President Cyril Ramaphosa launched it in March 2018. The Youth Employment Services (YES) programme was a CEO initiative as Ramaphoria swept through the country, leaving many optimistic about rebuilding the rainbow nation.

Rising youth unemployment, which had been the country's sore point for more than a decade, had to be addressed to reverse the economic regress under the previous administration.

"In many ways, this initiative is set to change the lives of many young people in our country," Ramaphosa said at the time.

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