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The Church's response in times of increased joblessness and crime • spotlight.africa
Statistics South Africa released its employment figures in late July. The data shows that unemployment has increased and the job market remains stagnant. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya draws links between joblessness and increased crime rates, calling on the Church to make a meaningful contribution in accompanying the faithful during difficult economic times. One of the most overused phrases in South Africa today is that youth unemployment “is a ticking time bomb”. High unemployment rates, the lack of educational opportunity, poor preparedness for …