From Degree To Internship To Unemployment – The Life Of A Black Graduate.

Black graduates are faced with the bitter choice of either working for free, for the bare minimum, or not working at all.

South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates globally, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It is a wide ranging socio-economic challenge that should be considered a national crisis.

Without downplaying the significance of graduation, one cannot ignore the possibility of unemployment that follows the shares and retweets of your graduation pictures on social media. Soon after that, one realises that this harrowing reality is skewed along the lines of race and social background. Evidently, our graduate unemployment rate is immensely divided along racial lines. For that reason, we need to stop calling it graduate unemployment and call it what it is – black graduate unemployment.


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