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South Africa must bridge the gap on labour force gender disparity

The personal and social costs of the employment crisis are not gender neutral. Women experience disproportionately worse outcomes than men at every stage. In the search for work, barriers for young women are higher and harder to overcome. When they do find work, no matter which job type, women earn less. While we celebrate Women’s Month, Harambee continues to shine a spotlight on the gendered dimension of youth employment in South Africa and the specific actions we can take to address this. Daily Maverick, 10 August 2022.

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