The Take
The Take
Jul 21, 2021
Jobless, hungry, fed-up: Why South Africans rioted
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As many as 75% of young South Africans are unemployed. In any other country that would be cause for a revolution according to one South African economist. Why did rioting and looting sweep the country last week? And could violence erupt again? This week The Take explores the vast inequality and economic hardships behind South Africa’s latest unrest.

In this episode: 

  • Bonginkosi Mchunu, 24 year old resident of Gretown Township in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Influencer for Youth Capital South Africa and Corporate Specialist 

  • Duma Gqubule (@DumaGqubule), South African economist and financial journalist

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