Meet the unemployed who begged for a job on the streets

Meet the unemployed who begged for a job on the streets

A jobless chemical engineering graduate, Anthea Malwandle who took to the streets with a placard asking for a job has attracted positive responses.

Meet the unemployed who begged for a job on the streets

When Malwandle completed her degree at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in 2015, she never anticipated that her job-seeking journey would be so arduous. Since April last year, she has been hunting for graduate and internship programmes to no avail.

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She took to the streets after calling many companies and visiting their offices to try schedule interview appointments. Malwandle’s tale has moved many people and the determined woman says that she would love to work for petrochemical companies in the production of energy fuels. Touched by her struggle, a Sasol employee called into the Early Breakfast Show to request a meeting with her.

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Graduate unemployment remains a big issue especially African states as economist liken the situation to the unfavorable business policies governments undertake. Here in Ghana unemployed graduates are being asked to venture into entrepreneurship and several menial jobs - a call which has been seen as a spite on their academic credentials.

 

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