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A sociological analysis of unemployment among Blacks in KwaZulul-Natal Province of South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Okharedia, A.A.
dc.contributor.author Mkhwanazi, Ntombizanele
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-12T10:47:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-12T10:47:49Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1217
dc.description Submitted to the Faculty of Arts in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2001. en_US
dc.description.abstract My decision to research the youth unemployment is the high rate of unemployment that is increasing among black youths in South Africa. It has been seen that the problem of unemployment emerged long time ago. This is an important study where I have reviewed many factors responsible for high rate of unemployment. The purpose of this study was to find out the possible ways which can be applied to reduce this high rate of unemployment among black youths in KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa. In this study, two methods of data gathering were used. The primary source of data which consists of unemployed youths, employers, employees, and workers of the ministry of labour whom I interviewed with the aid of questionnaires and oral interview; and the secondary source of data which consists of data from ministry of labour, and library materials. The following findings emerged from this study: • Individuals who have a low standard of education are likely to be more unemployed. • Lack of government training schemes is responsible for the high rate of unemployment. • Nature and extent of the labour market is responsible for the high rate of unemployment. • Apartheid policy is responsible for high rate of unemployment. • The use of advanced technology like computer in all work environment in recent time is likely to contribute to the high rate of unemployment among the black rural youth. Since the issue of unemployment is a progressing problem, it is recommended that efforts must be made to reduce this high rate of unemployment. The government need to implement changes that will reduce this critical problem e.g. South Africa need to develop more training schemes as it is done in our neighbouring countries. The study does not claim to offer definitive answers about rate of unemployment, but it does seek to bring up possible ways or methods that can be applied in South Africa. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Unemployment -- South Africa en_US
dc.title A sociological analysis of unemployment among Blacks in KwaZulul-Natal Province of South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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