Unemployment takes heavy toll on South Africa's young

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1 / 2 Kgomotso Sebabi is one of millions of unemployed young South AfricansKgomotso Sebabi is one of millions of unemployed young South Africans (AFP Photo/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA)Johannesburg (AFP) - A large portrait of a bright-eyed young woman draped in a black graduation robe looms over a spotless, tiled lounge in Protea Glen, a suburb of Johannesburg's Soweto township.

It is a constant and gnawing reminder of potential that has gone unrealised for 10 years. "It's like you go to school, you go to school.

and then once you are qualified you sit with a whole stack of certificates that you can't actually use," 36-year-old Kgomotso Sebabi said.

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