In April, The Conversation published an article written by Ariane De Lannoy, together with Lauren Graham and Leila Patel. The authors argue that assessing youth employability interventions based solely on job placement is inadequate, as this ignores other outcomes which are also important, particularly in environments of high structural unemployment
South Africa’s national accounts were last rebased and benchmarked in 2014. The next rebasing should have been done in 2019, was rescheduled to 2020, but was deferred due to the unusual circumstances of the year. The rebasing of the national accounts has, in the past, been accompanied by substantial upward revisions to both the level of GDP and prior growth rates.
City Press published an article written by Saldrupians Ariane De Lannoy, Gibson Mudiriza and Charmaine Smith, together with Lauren Graham from the CSDA at the University of Johannesburg. The article shares insights into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young South Africans, drawn from a survey conducted by SALDRU and Unicef SA through Unicef’s UReport platform.