Hope for social enterprise amid SA challenges

Dr Pali Lehohla is the former Statistician-General of South Africa and former head of Statistics South Africa. Photo: Thobile MathonsiShare this article:LAST FRIDAY I stepped out of my cocoon of Covid-19 fear on the insistence of Kizito Okechuku, the chief executive of 22OnSloane, where I am a resident research adviser. The session I facilitated looked at the vexing question of moving towards equitable societies and germinating social entrepreneurship against the challenge of red tape.This against a backdrop of an unemployment rate where almost one in two able-bodied and minded South Africans are willing to work, but are discouraged by the lack or absence of employment possibilities, thus remaining unemployed, while gross domestic product per capita growth rates stagnated well below 1 percent per annum.

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