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2021 The Department of Science and Innovation's National Youth Service Programme: workplace experience for unemployed science graduates: 2020 technical report

In South Africa, despite the drive to produce more science graduates, some of these graduates face the challenge of being unable to find emp...

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2021 'Covid has created some other opportunities': cautious optimism among young African graduates navigating life in a time of pandemic

This paper reports on the various impacts the Coronavirus pandemic has had on a cohort of recent African university graduates currently enro...

2021 Young African University graduates: Economic loss and agility in the chaos of COVID-19

Over 500 mostly first-generation university graduates who formed part of an HSRC-led research study were excited at the prospect of securing...