Durban - The desperation of the African youth is a time bomb, Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko said on Wednesday.
The minister was quoting international reports in his address to delegates at the Russia-Africa Anti-Drug Dialogue conference, which was held at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, in Durban, this week.
“As we recognise South Africa’s peace and security challenges, what is most worrying is the youth,” he said.
Further, he said the population was expected to double by 2050, and that governments were facing challenges in creating sufficient job opportunities for new potential employees.
“This is cause for concern,” the minister said.