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Implications of youth unemployment on socio-economic development in South Africa : A case of Mankweng Township in Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Nkuna, N. W.
dc.contributor.advisor Mahole, E.
dc.contributor.author Magoro, Baven Katlego
dc.date 2021
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-30T10:53:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-30T10:53:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-23
dc.identifier.citation Magoro, Baven Katlego (2021) Implications of youth unemployment on socio-economic development in South Africa : A case of Mankweng Township in Limpopo Province. University of Venda, South Africa. <http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1707>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1707
dc.description MAdmin en_ZA
dc.description Department of Public and Development Adminstration
dc.description.abstract Unemployment in South Africa has been a socio-economic issue since the era of apartheid. Race played a central role in economic and political matters and most Blacks could not access employment opportunities, as compared to their White counterparts. The study argues that, unemployment levels among the majority of the black population has a very significant impact on the country's economy as it hinders economic growth. The study, hence, seeks to understand the implications of youth unemployment on socio-economic development taking place in the Mankweng Township, in the Limpopo Province. The central argument is that, as long as the youth are marginalised from participating in economic affairs of their communities and the nation at large, the effects on the society, will be negative. The research adopted qualitative research methods to investigate the implications of unemployment among young people in Mankweng Township. Data gathered through questionnaires and interviews, was thematically analysed. The research report provided an understanding of the causes and impact of unemployment among young people in Mankweng Township in Limpopo Province; in the process, the unemployed youth were given an opportunity to suggest what can be done to improve their current situation, thereby, voicing out relevant localized solutions. The results revealed that unemployment has a negative impact on the society as it contributes to high rates of poverty, crime and prostitution, which in turn fostered emotional and psychological conditions, ultimately, leading to depression and suicidal thoughts. The conclusion of this research report is that, there is a need for the government and business entities to review their employment policies and provide young people graduating from different institutions with entry level jobs that do not require work experience. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_ZA
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 165 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Apartheid en_ZA
dc.subject Mankweng Township en_ZA
dc.subject Socio-economic development en_ZA
dc.subject Youth unemployment en_ZA
dc.title Implications of youth unemployment on socio-economic development in South Africa : A case of Mankweng Township in Limpopo Province en_ZA
dc.type Dissertation en_ZA


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