CAPE TOWN - South Africa's unemployment rate sits at 27.7%, leaving school leavers to face uncertainty as they prepare to enter the job market.
What does the future hold for school leavers during this grinding economic climate?
According to South Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (Saldru) at UCT, young people face harsh employment challenges.
However, despite the high unemployment rate, there are companies who are offering young people opportunities, says Saldru Director, Professor Murray Leibrandt to a local radio broadcaster.
A positive message should be disseminated to youth, instead of discouraging messages, adds Leibrandt.