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Benefits of a Youth Wage Subsidy
National Treasury estimates that 423 000 young South Africans would benefit from the implementation of a Youth Wage Subsidy.
178 000 of these jobs will be new jobs (that would not have been created without the subsidy) and 133 000 of these would be sustainable, long-term jobs.
A DA government would increase the funding for the subsidy so that more jobs would be created.
Even if a job does not last beyond the duration of the subsidy, research has shown that someone with work experience is three times more likely to find work than someone without out it - and the subsidy would have provided young South Africans with that experience.