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YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT SCENARIOS IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2040

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

A discussion forum on how to tackle youth unemployment in South Africa


Most companies are trying to learn more about the possibilities they have to increase youth employment and this event will provide them with helpful insights.



Dr. Maximilian Matschke’s passion for uplifting youth motivated him to interrupt his consulting career at McKinsey & Company in Europe to conduct his PhD research on youth unemployment in South Africa. He spent more than 5 years conducting extensive field research in townships across South Africa, interviewing more than 100 experts, and analysing statistical data. He believes by building various well-researched and documented scenarios, tangible solutions can be found and made available to companies active in the South African business landscape. This research culminated in his PhD, which concludes with 4 different scenarios, presented in his book “Youth Unemployment Scenarios in South Africa in 2040”.


Max is convinced there are concrete and achievable solutions at hand, despite South Africa’s current political and economic situation. He will take us through a number of scenarios and present possible strategies for businesses to fight youth unemployment.


The event will include an informative presentation and an engaging discussion.

It will be an interactive platform for guests to engage and contribute actively towards the discussion and promises to be memorable and impactful.

All participants will have an opportunity to take home a copy of the latest book on this topic to study this challenge further and identify possible pathways to lower youth unemployment.





Date and Time: September 26, 2023 | 07:30 am - 10:00 am


Location: Glenshiel House, Westcliff


To register and for further information, enquire at accounts@italcham.co.za

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