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ramaphosaANA reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa told a crowd of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) members on Wednesday that work experience should not be a requirement for young people when applying for employment.  

“Experience must not be a requirement that is used for young people to get jobs.  I use the argument, which is quite logical, if we say you must have experience, where are you going to get that experience?” said Ramaphosa.  The president was speaking in Durban at a youth rally in honour of Peter Mokaba, who was the first youth league president after the unbanning of the ANC.  He said he would “do away with” the notion that experience was essential in the public sector and would push the private sector to follow suit.  Ramaphosa also commended the league for fighting for economic emancipation and said that 20% of those nominated onto ANC party lists for the upcoming national election were youth.

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