In a country high in unemployment amongst the youth, there's no room to be picky when it comes to opportunities. With that being said a guy from Venda in the Limpopo province recently caused a stir on social media. The posted pictures of his qualification versus his current job.

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Basically, the guy is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies. He is currently working at the Census 2022 program, which involves going door-to-door counting people.

 There were mixed reactions to the comments.

Some mentioned how inspiring it is to see someone who is humble regardless of their qualifications. Others mentioned that the guy should continue doing his current job, hopefully, one day he will get his "dream job". There's a lot that people had to say, see more reactions down below;

Leisure studies is a branch of the social sciences that focuses on understanding and analyzing leisure. Recreation and tourism are common topics of leisure research.

Share your thoughts on the comment section, what do you think about the guy's post and people's reactions overall? Would you consider doing something similar or not?

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Stats SA undertakes various surveys and projects, for example, Census, Community Survey, Labour Force Survey, General Household Survey, amongst others. From time to time these surveys and projects require that contract staff be employed. You are invited to register online for inclusion on the database used to identify potential candidates for these contract positions as and when required. People of every racial group, the youth as well as females from all areas are encouraged to register.

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