#Focac: Cape Town - The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) said on Tuesday it was confident the upcoming Forum for China-Africa Cooperation (Focac) would help address the key challenge of youth unemployment.
SANCO President Richard Mdakane said student exchange programmes at academic and vocational training level for unemployed youth would assist in addressing the skills shortage and mitigate against poverty,unemployment and inequality.
Mdakane hosted the deputy general secretary of China NGO Network for International Exchange (CNEI) Shi Gouhui at SANCO offices in Johannesburg.
Mdakane said training programmes that benefited unemployed youth, as well as research assistance and capacity building programmes with CNEI, would lay the foundation for future generations.
“Unless attention is paid to the challenge of unemployment, the unemployed in townships are a ready army for counter revolutionaries,” he said.