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At the Edge in Soweto
Produced by: Anza Dali
Kate Howells
On the South Western edge of Johannesburg, densely populated Soweto is where Freddy and Sibusiso, both young men in their 20s, live and are looking for work. Unemployment among young people there is over 40%, higher than the national average in South Africa and rising. Hardly surprising then that many of them have become ‘discouraged jobseekers’. They feel that living in Soweto is in itself counted against them. For SAFM radio station in Johannesburg, presenter Anza Dali, who was brought up in Soweto and is looking for a job too, finds out how Freddy and Sibusiso are coping with long-term unemployment and the constant temptation to make a ‘fast buck’ rather than an honest buck.

Program Credits

At the Edge in Soweto was produced by Anza Dali and Kate Howells as part of our special international collaboration Global Perspectives: At The Edge.

Resources

Links:
South Africa’s Unemployment Rate Increases
There has been an increase from 21.9% to 23.5% of people unemployed in South Africa.

Best Jobs: South Africa
A Job Bank for job seekers in South Africa

Job Seeker Kills Self after 200 Job Rejections
A 21-yr-old British girl sadly ends her life after failing to get a job.

Books:
Thank You for Firing Me!: How to Catch the Next Wave of Success After You Lose Your Job
by: Kitty Martini, Candice Reed 2010
Just got fired or have that funny feeling your company's downsizing has you on the list? This witty guide would get you through the rough period and prepare you for the next job.

48 Days to the Work You Love
by: Dan Miller 2005
A step by step guide to finding a career you actually LOVE and not out of economic necessity.

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