The heavy unemployment rate in South Africa has gradually reduced the greatness of the country, turning graduates into ordinary degree holding paupers with uncertain  future, years after rigorous academic experience and qualification.

Fully robed in their graduation regalia‚ the unemployed graduates with qualifications ranging from teaching diplomas and social sciences masters‚ gathered at 19 points around the province and staged peaceful protests.

The protesters stood on the side of the road holding placards that read “I’m ready to be interviewed“‚ “Hire me‚ I am qualified“.

East London coordinator‚ Yonela Tafeni said they hoped this will draw the attention of government and private sectors to the sad reality of unemployed graduates.