David Mabuza who is Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa has been for the past month said to be in the Russian Federation receiving medical attention, he made his return Wednesday morning just in time for the fourth annual Human Resources Development Council’s summit.
Chairperson of HRDC Mabuza who was supposed to make his first public appearance in Midrand at the Gallagher Convention Centre held a virtual address. Mabuza outlined several concerns in his virtual speech that, the HRDC summit will help young people, “Recent results from the quartal labour force survey revealed in the first quarter of 2021 structural employment stood at 32.6% and this figure is worse amongst young people standing at 46.3%, amongst university graduates 39,3%.”
“These statistics are real and reflect faces of stifled and deferred dreams, hopes, opportunities, and capacities.” Chairperson cried. A statement written by the Department of Higher Education and Training mentioned that the three-day hybrid summit aims to facilitate building the foundational knowledge to respond to the dictates of the changing world shaped by the realities of technological advancement.
The HRDC has put in place strategies that will be addressed in this year’s summit under the theme “Skills Required for the 21st Century” deputy said these skills are important in ensuring that one is left behind, “Our role as government, as civil society, organized labour, and the private sector is to reverse and transcend these inequalities which threaten South Africa’s social cohesion and nation-building project.”
He also pointed out that as the summit is held during women’s month there needs to be an inclusion of women in economic reconstruction and recovery efforts.
Deputy President DD Mabuza is amongst the ministers who were not reshuffled, neither did he resign from his position, this led the ANC as well as other political parties to question whether the Deputy is medically fit to remain in office. The DA has requested access to Mr. Mabuza’s medical records from Russia.
The whereabouts of the Deputy Presidents were triggered by the escalated civil unrest and riots that unfolded in the Country in July 2021.