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'We have to look at labour-intensive manufacturing'

20 June 2019 5:59 PM
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Centre for Development and Enterprise executive director Ann Bernstein suggests solutions to SA's high unemployment rate.

Centre for Development and Enterprise executive director Ann Bernstein says one of the main reasons South Africa is battling a high unemployment rate is because of an approach to growth which is high-skilled and high capital intensive.

She says the problem is, however, that there are millions of young people who through no fault of their own have never worked.

Bernstein says the country needs an economy that is labour intensive and creates jobs for the workforce it actually has.

For South Africa to have a much more inclusive economy and pull many more people out of unemployment and poverty, we have to look at labour-intensive manufacturing. This has been a key factor in countries all over Asia, China... low wage, low skilled jobs and then you graduate... factory jobs that might not start off as great jobs but they do not end there.

Ann Bernstein, Executive director - Centre for Development And Enterprise

Tourism. If we could grow our tourism, there should be lots of low skilled jobs there.

Ann Bernstein, Executive director - Centre for Development And Enterprise

Click on the link below to hear more from Bernstein...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'We have to look at labour-intensive manufacturing'


20 June 2019 5:59 PM
Tags:
Employment
Labour
Job creation
SA Unemployment rate
labour intensive jobs

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