Unemployed graduates march to treasury

Leader of Graduates Ziko Mahlaola with Chief Director in the Treasury Elias Masilela

Hundreds of unemployed graduates took their woes to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in Pretoria on Wednesday.

They marched on the Treasury to ask for unemployed graduates to be given a social grant.

Leader Thabo wa Afrika said this plea was prompted by the plight of thousands of unemployed graduates.

“We need a grant because we believe our plight deserves consideration. The Treasury must take our call very seriously.”

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The marchers gave the Treasury two weeks to come up with concrete plan on the grant issue.

“We know there is enough money to be able to cater for our needs as graduates,” said Wa Afrika.

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“The government must also ensure that work opportunities are created for graduates while those who don’t get jobs receive grants.”

The graduates believed the government had not done enough to curb unemployment, especially among the youth.

“Government always says there are not enough graduates in critical sectors of the economy such as engineering,” said Said graduate Ntsizwa Nhlapo.

“We can prove to them that there are more than enough graduates and opportunities are not forthcoming.”

 

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