IT ANNOYS ME WHEN PEOPLE ATTRIBUTE SOUTH AFRICA’S HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TO LAZINESS OR APATHY

Green means Go. Or it means money. Which people need. Or they die. Though they can also die trying to get money. So green means stop. I think.

Green means Go. Or it means money. Which people need. Or they die. Though they can also die trying to get money. So green means stop. I think.

Happy new year. Just thought I would share a thought.

In the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal at the close of last year, hundreds of applicants for 90 posts in the traffic department underwent grueling fitness tests to qualify/be shortlisted for consideration.

Seven died. Six from dehydration and heatstroke. One committed suicide out of frustration when required to run 4 km at one point in the test.

Eleven were hospitalized.

200 received treatment on the scene.

And yet people with the privelage–yes, privelage–of work are always so quick to go on about how most of our unemployed population is lazy and unmotivated to make anything of their lives.

These people actually died in their desperation to merely qualify for a job.

Happy freakin’ new year.

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