24 May

UASA Sector News:  24 May 2022

Statement by Abigail Moyo, spokesperson of the trade union UASA:

UASA extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of well-known South African Economist Mike Schüssler.

Schüssler passed away from cancer-related health complications earlier today.

UASA notes all of Schüssler’s contributions to the South African Economy as an Economist and UASA’s economic perspective through the annual South African Employment Report (SAER) that he presented annually.

Schüssler’s distinguished reports on the SAER include the UASA’s 20th annual report on Unemployment as the cause of ALL South Africa’s problems in the post-Covid world. How do we increase employment in South Africa?

In his report, he addressed economic challenges and possible solutions to overcome the desperate unemployment situation in South Africa at UASA’s 7th Congress at the Misty Hills Conference Centre in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, in October 2021. While in 2020, he represented UASA’s 19th annual report on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the South African economy and jobs.

Schüssler founded Economists.co.za in 2005. He has been South African Economist of the Year twice since 2005 and came 4th in 2010 in the Reuters economic competition.

On behalf of the UASA National Executive Committee (NEC), the UASA staff, and all members, we would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. We hope and pray that they will receive all the support they may need during this challenging time.

Rest in peace, Mike Schüssler. The UASA family will miss you.


For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162.

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