/ 18 February 2024

The Fiscal Cliff | Shallow state purse deepens jobs crisis

In this instalment of The Fiscal Cliff – a Mail & Guardian series on how South Africa’s budget has been shaped – Sarah Smit considers the intimate link between the country’s ultra-high unemployment rate and austerity

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Unemployed Men Wait On A Street Corner For Part Time Work In
SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 25: Unemployed men wait on a street corner for part time work in central Johannesburg. (Photo by Naashon Zalk/Bloomberg via Getty Images)