WATCH: Educated but below the breadline

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Unemployment / No jobs

Unemployment / No jobs

Photo_Web_Unemployment_071015

Unemployment / No jobs

Unemployment / No jobs

JOHANNESBURG - Working as a mechanic at a marine company for more than 20 years enabled Lucas Mxoxozi to support his family.

Nowadays Mxoxozi can barely afford the milk he’s just bought at a local spaza shop, having lost his job last year. 

Also struggling to find work is his recently graduated son, Phelo.

Statistician General Pali Lehohla says the high unemployment rate is a key factor in the large-scale poverty in the country.

eNCA takes a look at a father and son who are struggling to find jobs to support the family.

*Watch the full story in the video above.