We hear of another 14000 workers who will be soon without work in the Eastern Cape (Daily Dispatch - EC Shivers at Amplats Plant, Thursday 17th January 2013).
The un-employment situation in South Africa is becoming a very very big problem ! If the powers that be don't address the situation as a very URGENT priority, we are going to find ourselves with a situation that the people will eventually resort to Crime and Violence just to feed their families (to Survive) !!!
On any given day (Monday - Saturday) I get to see first hand on the corners how the unemployed loiter around business corners hoping for a day job to support themselves and their families, just sitting around and hoping, hoping that something or someone will come to their plea, that they may be able to earn R50 or R100 for the day? This sort of situation is a pressure cooker waiting to EXPLODE !!! Their dignity, their rights and Humanity become questionable each day that goes by.
Certainly the powers that be, the government can be and willing to get these men off the street and put them to work within their communities and cities? There is endless grass to be cut and maintained regularly. There are the roads that need repairing constantly. There is litter to be found everywhere (tons and tons of litter). I am sure there are many other diverse ways of implementing and creating day jobs for these unemployed citizens, bringing back hope and dignity and humanity back into their lives and their families lives.
The government needs to make provision through taxes that are paid to make this work, to create work, and to have solid and strategic plans for those that find themselves all of a sudden unemployed for whatever reason !
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