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Young Entrepreneur Vow To Reduce SA Unemployment States

ByLwazi Nongauza

Sep 19, 2021

The latest unemployment statistics have left some South Africans with little hope of finding work as the numbers reached a new record high.

According to the latest unemployment statistics, the SA unemployment rate hit 34.4% in the second quarter from 32.6% in the first quarter. The number of unemployed people jumped to 7.82 million in the three months to the end of June from 7.24 million in the previous three months.

Stats SA said this is the highest since the quarterly labour force survey began in 2008.

In a bid to preserve people and businesses rights to earn a living amidst Covid 19 challenges, Limpopo born young serial technology entrepreneur, Neo Gwangwa has created a mobile app and a website www.eazipin.com those job seekers, businesses and service providers

Gwangwa said instead of people waiting for companies to overcome the crippling effects of Covid-19 to be strong enough to start hiring the working force again, his social enterprise is encouraging ordinary people to put their skills to use and earn a living through Eazipin.

The good thing also about Eazipin is that when you have registered as a service provider on the app, they are able to render their services wherever you go within the country. What they need to do is to change your location 

While explaining how Eazipin is advocating for easy jobs access for all, he revealed that Eazipin doesn’t have stringent vetting processes whereby they only take service providers with qualifications.

”We provide the opportunity for everyone to use the app. The main requisite is that if you have skills, you can put them to use to earn a living.

Our app accommodates all kinds of services that people may need assistance with, from professional services that can be provided by those with qualifications to day-to-day services that can be provided by those with skills only.

Despite being launched two months ago (July 2021), the platform already has hundreds of registered subscribers.  

According to Gwangwa, among many things Eazipin is hoping to achieve is to promoting self-employment amongst the youth, restore Covid 19 stolen people’s right to earn a living and provide convenience for people to locate service providers for their service requests within their communities

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