Durban - Unemployment is the biggest challenge to the South Africa that Nelson Mandela and his peers envisaged as they fought the apartheid regime, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday.
Maimane made the comments at the Bokamoso Community Project Centre in Soweto as he celebrated Mandela Day with the community.
“Unemployment has increased from 30.4 percent in 2009, to 36.1 percent in 2015. This is arguably the biggest challenge to building the South African that Nelson Mandela and his peers fought for,” he said.
Maimane pointed out that the worst affected were the youth, among whom unemployment rates were even higher.