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Gauteng OCPOL leads conversation to address Gauteng youth unemployment!  

The Provincial Legislatures Oversight Committee on the Premiers Office & the Legislature (OCOPL) will kick off the new year to discussions about Gauteng youth unemployment and opportunities presented by the Provincial Government.

Taking place over a two-day session on 27-28 January 2022, the discussion will see the Gauteng youth, economic experts, the entrepreneurial sector, government departments, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), and various other important stakeholders in all matters pertaining to youth opportunities and the country’s economic development explore potential solutions.

It is necessitated by the countrys staggering youth unemployment statistics, their economic unproductivity and rising poverty made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown restrictions; a plight that has exacerbated poor mental wellness, substance abuse and crime. 

Top of the agenda will be the (slow) implementation of the Tshepo 1-million drive  the Gauteng Governments short-term strategy to address youth unemployment. 

Details of the Youth Workshop are as follows:

Date:  27-28 January 2022

Time:  10h00

Venue:  Braamfontein Recreation Centre