Business hails youth employment plan

2010-02-18 08:55

FINANCE Minister Pravin Gordhan’s plan for employment and the youth

would help address the “root causes” of crime,
Business Against Crime SA said

yesterday.


“The emphasis within the speech on addressing the socio-economic

challenges within the country, in particular putting the country on a path for

economic growth and addressing youth unemployment, is commended,” it said in a

statement.


“This is an important contribution to the fight against

crime.”


The organisation said increased spending on social welfare, coupled

with economic growth, would “address some of the root causes of crime in the

medium to longer term”.


Bacsa welcomed Gordhan’s promise that the government would put in

place more measures to tackle corruption and waste.

 

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