Speaking to Adv. Mike Pothier of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO)* as part of their interview series, CDE’s Ann Bernstein said, ”the unemployment situation crisis in South Africa is absolutely devastating.” She further shared that youth unemployment can be tackled through better skills training and labour-intensive growth, among other things.

*The CPLO is the official vehicle for contact and dialogue between the Catholic Church in South Africa on the one hand, and the country’s Parliament and government on the other. It provides an avenue for the Church – as part of civil society – to contribute to debates on issues of public policy, to exert an influence for the common good in areas of political, economic and social concern, and to help shape legislative and policy developments.