Not much to show from commitments made at Jobs Summit

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Not much to show from commitments made at Jobs Summit

The Jobs Summit's first reportback shows little progress since over 70 commitments were agreed to nine months ago. Picture: Siyabulela Duda / Moneyweb

After it promised over 250,000 jobs annually, government apparently got too distracted by the elections to follow through.

Last year when President Cyril Ramaphosa gave the closing address at the Jobs Summit, held to come up with a concrete plan to tackle unemployment in the country, he told critics who said the event would be a talk shop to “eat their words”. At the time stakeholders from government, labour, business and communities had produced an 82-page framework agreement, which outlined 77 commitments across five themed interventions related to the economic sector, small and medium enterprises, education and skills and inclusive growth. The framework provided detailed guidelines. For example, the final list of issues to be dealt with by...


 


 


 

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