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Millennials rate inequality top challenge

Cape Town - Millennials see social and economic inequality as the greatest challenge both in their home cities and the world at large, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Annual Survey results released on Sunday. The survey captured responses from over 1 000 young people aged between 20 and 30 in 125 countries and 285 cities, making it one of the most geographically diverse surveys of millennials. The respondents are all members of the WEF’s Global Shapers community, a network of over 450 city-based hubs of young, civically engaged leaders. Beyond inequality, the survey finds that youth unemployment and government transparency are the second and third most important issues that need to be addressed in cities. At the global level, climate change and education are the second and third priorities. In South Africa, unemployment is the single most important factor contributing to income inequality, according to the latest UN Development Programme repor