Employment figures are an important measure of a country’s economic health. Were people right to question the unemployment rate for Nigeria in a widely-shared tweet?
South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, recently claimed that the country has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world and that young people make up the majority of the unemployed. Both these claims are correct.
Ahead of the country’s national Youth Day, held each year on 16 June, the South African government has approved a new National Youth Policy. We took a look at some of its key claims about unemployment and education. This is the first of two reports.