South Africa needs more innovators: Mabuza

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Deputy President David Mabuza believes all that South Africa needs is more innovators to maximize economic growth. He was speaking at the Youth Walk into Economic Opportunity in Ermelo, Mpumalanga.

The Youth Walk into Economic Opportunity is an initiative by Deputy President and deputy ministers to expose young people into careers, academic and business opportunities.

A 3 kilometre walk, that symbolises the youth’s walk into a range of economic opportunities, exposed to a variety of academic, career and business opportunities.

It’s all hands on deck from government to private sectors, and it’s all for the youth’s taking.

“This expo was very important. I always wanted to met ministers. I have received so many advices on how to start a business,”said one participant.

“I want to start my own media company and I saw a company that fund community radio station,” added another participant.

Government has set aside funds, to make sure the youth have bright future’s.

Deputy President David Mabuza has pinned his hopes on the youth to turn the fortunes of the country around.
He says they want youth to be innovative.

The initiative targets high school pupils, university students, graduates and unemployment youth. Youth unemployment stand at a staggering over 50%.

This initiative aims at mitigate the high rate of unemployment in the country.

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