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ancCity Press reports that in return for the votes of citizens in the upcoming general elections, the African National Congress (ANC) has promised to create some 1.3 million jobs over the next five years.  

Addressing thousands of supporters at the party’s election manifesto launch at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday afternoon, President Cyril Ramaphosa made the pledge to focus the party’s energies on creating much needed jobs whilst also raising more than a trillion rand in investments.  The 66-page manifesto offers a series of admissions of mistakes made over the past 25 years, with a commitment to do better.  Informed by the party’s policy and elective conferences held in 2017, the manifesto goes big on issues of transforming the economy by breaking down monopolies which hinder the growth of SMMEs.  The manifesto also flags transformation and diversity in the financial sector and the need to consolidate support for small businesses and cooperatives, as well as growing the township and village economy.  The manifesto reaffirms the party’s position on the land question, which is that of a “mixed ownership” approach.

  • Read the original report by Ngwako Modjadji, S’Thembile Cele & Setumo Stone in full at City Press
  • Read too, Jobs by a million, rands by the trillion, on page 4 of The Sunday Times of 13 January 2019
  • And also, Jobs at core of ANC manifesto, on page 9 of The Sunday Independent of 13 January 2019

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