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ANCYL blames DA for march clashes

2012-05-16 20:08

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League has blamed the DA for attacks that took place during a youth wage subsidy march organised by the opposition party in Johannesburg on Monday.

"The provocations by members of the Democratic Alliance are unwarranted and the African National Congress Youth League strongly condemns the violence displayed," ANCYL spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy said on Wednesday.

"We are appalled by the violent nature and unruly attacks caused by the march on members of the public, workers and leaders of Cosatu and ANCYL."

Moonsamy said the DA had confirmed that it was an organisation advancing the "perpetuation of slavery" by defending labour brokers.

"The march was an outright staging of the DA's white monopoly capital tendencies towards eroding the role played by labour unions in enriching the lives of the poorest of the poor."

The league said the violence could have been avoided as the march was supposed to have stopped at the Joburg Theatre.

It proceeded to Cosatu House instead, leading to the clashes.

Rocks and chunks of cement flew through the air as DA marchers and members of the Congress of SA Trade Unions came head to head in Braamfontein.

Comments
  • kev47 - 2012-05-16 20:16

    Who cares what the ANCYL thinks?

      Jan - 2012-05-16 20:25

      Thats rich coming from the mouths of these idiots

      Bokfan - 2012-05-16 20:27

      Only weak opportunists who see the end of their sterile self enrichment program coming at them like a gravy train in reverse.

      MagdaKus - 2012-05-16 20:38

      While they're at it... They might as well blame abused wives for that their hubby's hitting them (or whichever way the abuse may go)... Rape victims for the rape... victims of any crime for tempting the perpetrators. Why stop while you're ahead ;-)

      Jack - 2012-05-16 20:40

      Another AA dimwit

      Godfrey - 2012-05-16 20:52

      @Tsotsi...please inform us on the ANCYL programme for these unemployeed/unskilled/pennyless youth to make a living.

      Jack - 2012-05-16 20:56

      @Rendi3r...regarding your video and the one cosatu poster which read, rather hiv/aids than the DA...one can only hope that the virus mutates and becomes resistant against the antiretroviral. Typical ungrateful people of this land don’t deserve western cures!!

      Peter - 2012-05-16 21:01

      What i love is the fact that the more they try to make the DA look like the bad guys the worse they make themselves look. he facts are their for all to see. 1) Policy has been around since october 2009, announced by the president in 2010 and Da started campaigning for it in 2010 as well. 2) ANC policy that the DA agrees with but is blocked by Cosatu a non government organization 3) DA march was legal, Cosatus was not. 4)DA can march where ever they want yet Cosatu think they have the right to choose which parts of the constitution they wish to follow. 4) Cosatu started the violence 5) Only DA members have been injured there has been no proof otherwise 6) The DA has the right to take them to court 7) By saying that the DA should have known it was going to happen those people accept that in this day and age its "OK" for certain groups to be violent and we must just accept it. 8) Cosatu want more jobs for people yet they stop 420 000 people from earning a salary for the past 2-3 years. I can go all night lol

      Andrew - 2012-05-16 21:19

      @tsotsi....A good answer!! now explain how does nationalisation create jobs while there is such a high level of corruption at the highest level. I don't trust our country's leaders (based on present performance and levels of corruption) to be custodians of industry!! My socialistic ideology has had to give way for the reality of mismanagement and crookery that is destroying the fabric of this country. I rather trust the greed and cleverness of entrepreneurs than selfserving politians to create jobs.

      Jack - 2012-05-16 21:21

      The ANCYL would probably like to reduce the mandatory retirement age to 50 so that more youngsters can get jobs. Not very smart I know, but it makes sense to them.

      Tyson - 2012-05-16 21:26

      Here why Youth subsidy will not work: in simple terms Say Company X can only afford to hire 10 new employee without any salary subsity. now with this new policy can hire 20 new employees all on 2 yrs contracts and all youth. these new employees will be made up of 3 whites, 2 indians, 5 coloureds, 1 chinese and 9 blacks. at the end of the contract period, Company X decides to renew only 7 contracts ( 3 whites, 1 indian, 1 chinese, 1 colourered and 1 black) and declare the rest as not completent. The Government Monitors of the program need not worry because the contracts that were not renewed now have got 2yrs experience and can seek jobs somewhere else. come again, Company X hires 20 new youth employees. This time Company X hires 15 blacks, 1 white, 3 colourered, 1 indian and 1 chinese. This times around it renews only 5 contracts (1 black, 1 white, 1 coulered, 1 indian and 1 chinese). then the following year Company X does the same thing except that this time it dsoes not renew any contract and continues to do that until jesus comes back, because Company X's need to make more profit. Just like Shoprite and it's CEO is well rewarded for this!

      Joanne - 2012-05-16 21:34

      @ Tyson - your assumption is that everyone must stay in their first job for life - each one of those candidates will have notched up valuable work experience for their CV's and skills to match. Are no new companies going to open, no growth to take these young people after their first round of experience - do you know something nobody else knows? Think of paid internships, think of how impossible it is to begin without skill or experience. Giving every young person a piece of a mine or a tract of land sounds great in speeches, but SA needs auditors, marketers, developers, accountants, electricians, pavers, designers, editors, graphic artists, food technicians, researchers, lab technicians, draughtsmen, chefs, procurement officers etc etc.

      Denise - 2012-05-16 21:50

      The peanut gallery also had something to say! The hypocrisy is overwhelming.

      Godfrey - 2012-05-16 21:57

      @Tsotsi....Not even the ANC agrees with you on nationalization, so here is your chance to explain HOW you will create NEW JOBS. Does sharing = handouts/grants ??????

      martha.stclair - 2012-05-16 22:37

      I care greatly that a YOUTH league has no interest in creating jobs for the youth!!! Oh the irony!

      stanton.clarke - 2012-05-16 23:48

      @ Oscar, there was no need to make such a sneering racist comment!

      Compos - 2012-05-17 05:08

      Old Nazi trick. If you tell a lie long enough, you and the people will start to believe it. What a sad day it was.

      atholl.hay - 2012-05-17 08:30

      Is this really news? Did we expect anything else from the ANCYL? What did the pre-primary school kids from Putsonderwater think of the clashes?

      Freddie - 2012-05-17 08:52

      The ANCYL is an irrelevant, insignificant, biased, racist organisation. We do not care what they think, they should look to their own deficiencies before trying to act like they matter. Now go sit in the corner and be quiet, the adults are talking.

      Mark - 2012-05-17 09:01

      How do you deal with a bunch of mindless numb-skulls?? It's pointless to even try and explain anything to them, they will never get it and it'll just get frustrating...

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-17 10:25

      @Tsotsi: "What are the ANCYL plans to improve the lives of the youth?" "Er, Nationalise!!" "How will this be implemented so it benefits all?" *Sound of crickets* Typically ANCYL supporters shout and dance but they have no frigging clue.. Sucked into it by sweet talking devils.

      Kirsten - 2012-05-18 08:52

      Helen is no muppet- she knew what would happen... this was all politically calculated. "democracy" I'm sure there are more intelligent ways to reach conclusions without walking in the street....

      CapeChappy - 2012-05-18 11:43

      @ Tyson: The problem with your theory, and the related problem with the current majority's outlook, is evidenced by your analogy that "Company x" is somehow responsible for the populations wellbeing. No responsibility is on the employee, but a "handout" is expected from "company x". Not once do you acknowledge the extremely valuable 2 years of experience that will be gained by the employee, which would hopefully lead to further employment, or even better, entrepreneurship and new job creation. In the 2 years of this subsidised employment, there will be more tax revenue for government, more spending by the employees (creating a more open market and further employment). This concept has been successfully used in several countries to kick-start an economic revival.

      Antin - 2012-05-18 14:36

      The ANC-what?

  • Sematla - 2012-05-16 20:17

    Now they are going to play finger pointing game. Whom is saying what? about the youth who are still unemployed, that's need investigation not who is wrong about yesterdays march . Good grief, what is wrong with the morons.

      carpejugulim - 2012-05-17 06:40

      it's far easier to blame the DA than accept responsibility for their own members actions and lack of discipline. I want to know where it is stated that having a legal march is the sole right of the trade unions or ANC / ANCYL? Pathetically sad when a so called youth league is so intent on blaming the opposition party that they completely miss out on the message being delivered ... job creation for the YOUTH but then, considering the age of some of the members of the ANCYL it isn't all that surprising

      mihaip007 - 2012-05-17 09:05

      "We are appalled by the violent nature and unruly attacks caused by the march on members of the public, workers and leaders of Cosatu and ANCYL." Okay NOW we know they were ALSO involved - thus the violence LOL! Remember the violence at ANC house? BY the ancyl? LOL Idiots

      Pulverturm - 2012-05-17 09:49

      The next time they March to Sandton for economic freedom, we will be waiting with stones and rocks!

  • Sharon - 2012-05-16 20:17

    Who rattled their cage? They sound like an old worn out casette - really YL, you need some new material, this one is getting REALLY old!!!

  • Christopher - 2012-05-16 20:18

    u must be kidding blame the DA what are these people smoking

  • SA - 2012-05-16 20:21

    Sounds like Political Prop gander – Can’t the ANC focus on issues that will benefit the people of SA.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-05-16 21:50

      ....Yawn !!..Very boring to-night. Only entertainment I got was from our village idiot..Tsotsi-Baby. Her stupid and uninformed opions allways tickle me. Just wonder when she'll ever get clued up.. if ever. Pondering whether you teach a plank.. or perhaps a log. Dont think so.. We'll just have to live with this semi clown / idiot but I do think I'm not the only one that her stupidity brings a smile to. POWER TO THE PEOPLE ..POWER TO THE D.A.!!!

      NrGx - 2012-05-17 08:49

      African diets are 90% carbohydrate and 10% of overcooked soups, with very little or no nutrients required by human brain to develop fully in order to be able to handle due process.The brain is the intelligent part of the body. It controls the rest of the body through the interpretation of sensory impulses that triggers the different functions of life. A brain that is carbohydrate dependent is incapable of due process, both within and without.The highest function of life is thinking which takes place in the brain by the constant transfer of chemical signals between brain cells, up to one thousand limes a second. To be able to do its work of coordination and control of life's functions, the brain's nutritional needs must be met for it to manufacture correct and adequate quantity of chemicals that it requires, diet must delivered correct and adequate quantity of nutrients into the blood stream and across the blood-brain barrier to provide constant nourishment, replenishment and both hormonal and chemical balances that will support brain's mental ability for due process.

      NrGx - 2012-05-17 08:49

      Just like other cells and organs of the body, the brain's requirement and availability or non-availability of nutrients forestalls or predisposes stress, impairment or lack of vigour. Which leads to the brain devising shortcuts such as cheating and corruption instead of due process Fruits are eaten inconsistently, even though both vegetable and fruit's nutrient contents are almost totally diluted by poor soil, hazardous agricultural practices and food processing methods that leave little or no nutrients for the brain to develop fully and be able to handle due process. South Africans (anc), therefore, suffers from poverty occasioned by poverty of the mind due to poor nutrition, which results chronic corruption.

  • fretam - 2012-05-16 20:22

    who cares wat the ANCYL says anyway. they are now so irrelevant\r\n. nxa!

      Theo - 2012-05-16 20:35

      Amen !!

  • Stephan Kruger - 2012-05-16 20:24

    Who shook the ANCYL's cage?

      Paul - 2012-05-16 21:20

      Apparently madam Zille!? Fatboy and his elders are not taking it well that Helen is turning the tables...I would suggest that Fatboy keeps to his boyfriends and leave politics to the grown-ups...

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-16 21:53

      Isn't this whole flipping anc /ancyl government...just the most pathetic bunch of immature...brain dead individuals....they are so irritating..I actually get sick in stomach each time there is a new report of yet another corrupt anc minister...why is it not in their makeup...to try to correct all the bad governance and rather have the country show an improvement in ALL the peoples lives....I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY? I find it unbearable and heartbreaking.

  • rowen.loretz - 2012-05-16 20:25

    Offcourse they would. Bunch of PLONKERS! with Condom Malema as their ficticious leader

  • Sechaba30 - 2012-05-16 20:26

    DA is always abnormal as always. Who cares about DA anyway

      Sharon - 2012-05-16 20:29

      I do

      Theo - 2012-05-16 20:38

      You will care about them in the very near future - at the rate they are winning votes you better start caring about the DA> The only party with strong leadership and good Governance

      Peter - 2012-05-16 21:01

      What i love is the fact that the more they try to make the DA look like the bad guys the worse they make themselves look. he facts are their for all to see. 1) Policy has been around since october 2009, announced by the president in 2010 and Da started campaigning for it in 2010 as well. 2) ANC policy that the DA agrees with but is blocked by Cosatu a non government organization 3) DA march was legal, Cosatus was not. 4)DA can march where ever they want yet Cosatu think they have the right to choose which parts of the constitution they wish to follow. 4) Cosatu started the violence 5) Only DA members have been injured there has been no proof otherwise 6) The DA has the right to take them to court 7) By saying that the DA should have known it was going to happen those people accept that in this day and age its "OK" for certain groups to be violent and we must just accept it. 8) Cosatu want more jobs for people yet they stop 420 000 people from earning a salary for the past 2-3 years. I can go all night lol

      Paul - 2012-05-16 21:22

      No comment!

      Ginny - 2012-05-16 21:36

      You should - you may just have a white female president one day! At least then you would be able to get an education - now wouldn't that be nice? You may even get a job and a house ... more than your government has done for you in 18 years!

      Maltacular - 2012-05-17 08:39

      @Ginny White female president? Keep dreaming. How long did it take the US to have president? Seriously think again

      Jacqui - 2012-05-17 10:20

      Sechaba, well judging by all the blue shirts, maybe too many are caring about the DA for your liking.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-17 10:23

      Maltacular. What the US has a President?. Here I thought they held pow-wows in teepees and smoke a peace pipe or two. Man get a brain.

      christoffel.nel - 2012-05-17 22:15

      138 against 9. I rest your case!

      CliveK - 2012-05-18 08:48

      Yes Sechaba, the DA is abnormal in the SA context: non-racial and democratic. And thank goodness for that.

  • Nick - 2012-05-16 20:26

    whaha you uneducated brainwashed little girl you idiot brothers were throwing the stones since they not good for anything else

  • John - 2012-05-16 20:27

    ANCYL is a disgrace....BUT its very true - you cant polish a turd. And they all a bunch of turds.

      Pulverturm - 2012-05-17 10:07

      You indeed can polish a turd! They proved it on Myth Busters! :P It's still a turd though! haha

      John - 2012-05-17 12:30

      Not even MythBusters can bring a shine to these turds....

  • Kyle - 2012-05-16 20:28

    ANCorruption. cANCer. ANCounter-revolution.

  • Vaughan - 2012-05-16 20:28

    Why do we need to hear from an irrelivant organization?

  • Bokfan - 2012-05-16 20:29

    R3ndi3r They dont try to fight the legacy of Tryapartheid they want to perpetuate it to suit their own pockets.

  • ivan.ferreira - 2012-05-16 20:31

    er hang on a minute miss Moonsamy....Is this "youth subsidy" not a ANC government policy they(ANC)are trying to implement? (Something the DA agree with) So by saying its "white monopoly capital tendencies towards eroding the role played by labour unions in enriching the lives of the poorest of the poor" your painting the ANC with the same brush?? Or is the ANCyl now officially independent from the ANC?

  • Atholl - 2012-05-16 20:31

    Trust, Credibility and respect. The Real Youth know and embrace the true meaning of these important characteristics. The same characteristics for which the Opposite has been showcased by the Current Elders - who oppose the Youth Wage Subsidy - with devastating consequences. The Real Elders also have confidence that the Real Youth will expand and germinate their own version of Trust, Credibility and Respect that they themselves will be depending on in future.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-16 20:52

      What can be defined as 'Real' any more? We as a society are punch-drunk from the never-ending scandals, bickering and - in the case of the DA march - the discovery that fear still trumps democracy. It's all rather surreal. 100 years of struggle, 18 years of democracy and this is where we are.

  • Emile Josephs - 2012-05-16 20:31

    news24 why do you even report on the crap that ancyl talk? this is a stupid and unnecessary story.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-16 20:33

    Ah really please. Who wrote your bloody speech, sounds like a stuck record. You jus making your own name gat anyway.

  • Jean - 2012-05-16 20:33

    Bit strange, all of these noise makers blames the DA yet no charges have been laid against the DA?! Is it cos they feel guilty cos the march of cosatu was illegal. But why argue with people that have the mentality of a kfc chicken bone!!

  • thenga.pfananani - 2012-05-16 20:34

    This mickymouse organisation doesn't care about the unemployed youth of this country but the succession battles of its motherbody, how could they turn a blind eye on this matter of life and death?

      Sharon - 2012-05-16 20:36

      The irony of this is that they supposedly represent the youth!!!!

  • Tsietsi - 2012-05-16 20:37

    Cosatu should have just accepted the memorandum and forgotten about the whole thing.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-16 22:04

      That's what usually happens with most marches/demonstration...they hand over their memorandum..shake hands...but no Vavi was looking for sh#*t with the DA and Zille...IDIOT!!

      Nigel - 2012-05-17 08:06

      Why were they so aggressive, what are they hiding. They are threatened by the truth, they are the ones destroying jobs.

  • Frans - 2012-05-16 20:37

    This girl should be on 'The planets most funniest/most stupid'.

  • ian.levinson.7 - 2012-05-16 20:37

    why dont you shut the f up kiddie brigade, noone cares what you think

  • Mark Crosbie - 2012-05-16 20:39

    It is obvious that the party with the majority vote in South Africa are really threatened by a minority party (DA). This is a good sign. They are starting to take the opposition seriously.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-16 20:40

    Poor impulse control, a lack of self-discipline, a complete disregard for democratic or human rights is all the victim's fault. Just confirms that Accountability is simply not part of the prevailing psyche. We have truly descended into madness.

  • Ginny - 2012-05-16 20:41

    Oh for crying out loud ... can all these parties get on the same page? ANCYL and Cosatu you are idiots ... the DA is fighting for your youth - what don't you understand? Just because their leader is white - at least she is fighting for housing and jobs - what are your party leaders doing?

  • Jacques - 2012-05-16 20:42

    Not only is the a n see youth league brainless . They are also blind . Eish these bloody agents with their white tendency they are always one step ahead .

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-05-16 20:44

    Wondering - if this was the other way around - Cosato marching and the DA acting like Cosato, will it still have been OK to resort to violence? Seems to me like there's another set of laws coming into place - for ANC and their cronies and the DA and other political parties.

  • Christian J Denyschen - 2012-05-16 20:45

    ancyl you morons you should have just kept quiet you are now proving to the whole SA how dumb you really are!

  • Bokfan - 2012-05-16 20:46

    Perhaps there is a war coming. Perhaps hundreds of thousands will die. And millions will starve. Generations will suffer for the stupidity of this one. Perhaps China or Russia or, god help us,the West will intervene. But one thing is for sure. If it gets to that we will be worse off than ever in this country's history.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-16 20:46

    They are supposed to help zille. Being for the youth so called leaders. Peanut mafia these people.

      Diana - 2012-05-16 21:56

      @Fanny: dont scratch the wounds and they will heal

  • Bobby - 2012-05-16 20:47

    DA poses a serious threat to the status quo, thats how I see this reaction from Cosatu & the ANCYL towards growing support for DA. It reminds me of the tense and violent years in KZN in the early 90's between IFP and ANC, where then the IFP was defending its powerbase agains a growing ANC support.

      Francois R Nel - 2012-05-16 21:16

      Its tribalism thru and thru. I come to your "kraal" and you defend it type attitude. Its such backward and assegaai and knopkierie thinking, and then they want to govern the country.

  • Phelamanga - 2012-05-16 20:48

    Were they there? Or did they try to read about it in a newspaper? What the world saw was the communist tendencies of the ruling alliance and their inability to accept that there are other forces in the country that people support. What a disgraceful image to project to the world!

  • Jan - 2012-05-16 21:00

    YAWN...

  • Peter - 2012-05-16 21:02

    Over-aged imbeciles.

  • Sonja - 2012-05-16 21:02

    PISS OF ANCYL RUBBISH!!.... GO SUCK UP TO YOUR GROOT BAAS ZUMA, HES GOT SOME TENDERS FOR YOU.!!! ...PATHETIC TRASH!!

      William - 2012-05-17 04:35

      @thabo: If only what you said was true, it may be more acceptable to many people, even though what you are describing is Apartheid. However, the problem is the current government doesn't care about the blacks, as you put it, they only care about themselves. And anyway, the youth wage subsidy is an ANC proposal...so you clearly don't understand what you're talking about. In these cases, it's usually best to not say anything at all.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-17 10:16

      Sonja, being so angry is unhealthy.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-17 10:32

      Thabo, please leave and let us enjoy our country? It isn't your country to start with and all that Zuma is doing is not fine for the blacks or for anyone for that matter. Stealing isn't helping the masses and if you think otherwise are you getting your share?.

  • George - 2012-05-16 21:04

    Lack of education and natural emotions mixed with envy == ANCYL

  • Martha St Clair - 2012-05-16 21:04

    Maybe if the ANCYL concentrated on matters that affected the youth and less on the drama of who their leader is, they would realise that educating and training the future of this country was the most important issue. Education and dedicated hard work is the biggest weapon that our young people have to change not only our country but the world.

      Raymond - 2012-05-16 21:27

      Martha,the only hard work these people know about is when their stomach works.Let's not talk about education.You don't have to have a matric to become a President,so why study.

      martha.stclair - 2012-05-16 22:05

      Have to disagree R, unfortunately the stupid people seem to get all the media coverage, the majority of this country all want the same things. Dignity, employment and a future for our children.

  • Paul - 2012-05-16 21:08

    Wait for it....whahahahahahahahahahahaah!!!! idiots!

  • TheSuperC - 2012-05-16 21:10

    Who were the agressors? The DA intended on a peaceful protest, but the hooligan Cosatu members behaved like barbaric Neanderthals, pelting rocks and severely injuring innocent people. It's deplorable and uncivilised behaviour and the ANCYL shows its true colours by defending such behaviour. Pathetic.

  • graeme.potgieter - 2012-05-16 21:12

    The ancyl is really a bunch of stupid young immature idiots who want to blame everyone but themselves.

  • Francois R Nel - 2012-05-16 21:13

    Do the ANCYL actually understand the colonialist dialict they used to argue their point? Oh yes, you have to have finished school, at least Std 6, to know what all that warm air is.

  • Shaun - 2012-05-16 21:17

    Funny how the hate speach from any black political party just gets shunned. But let Zille just say Eish! Then its racial slurr... I mean come on the race card is becoming old. I have to add that SA was much better off in the hands of Nelson Mandela and there actually was a bright future for SA with more men like him. But with the current president we are gona be ZIM's biggest competitor soon. This gravey train business is getting out of hand. How much corruption has been under the ANC ruling? No wonder our country is in its m* r. Jacob my man. You call your party an machine. I agree. Its an like an motherboard without an CPU. Lights are on, DA keeps knocking but there's no one home. Pak julle tassies en gaan terug na wa julle vandaan kom..... Tomorrow the reply will be, and I quote \ Eish! It wasn't me. Just washa d DA by d showa.\ They won't go away easily.

  • Raymond - 2012-05-16 21:18

    Moonsamy,you should be appalled by the Violence,rape,theft and murders in this crime infested country.It is not rocket science to conclude who the ancyl was going to blame.By the way MOONSAMY,what is the purpose and function of the ancyl.What do they contibute to make this country a better place,beside making a lot of noise.

  • Raymond - 2012-05-16 21:19

    Moonsamy,you should be appalled by the Violence,rape,theft and murders in this crime infested country.It is not rocket science to conclude who the ancyl was going to blame.By the way MOONSAMY,what is the purpose and function of the ancyl.What do they contribute to make this country a better place,beside making a lot of noise.

  • Anton - 2012-05-16 21:19

    They just want to soften the ANC to get that idiot Malema back

  • Herman - 2012-05-16 21:21

    Who tf is this ancyl?

  • Edmund - 2012-05-16 21:21

    Just when you think you can't laugh more at the ANCYL!!?? They come up with a new zinger to prove they are even more mindless and stupid hahahaha

  • Matthew.and.Denise - 2012-05-16 21:23

    Pot, Kettle, Black.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-05-17 10:16

      Pottle..

  • Tyson - 2012-05-16 21:28

    Here why Youth subsidy will not work: in simple terms Say Company X can only afford to hire 10 new employee without any salary subsity. now with this new policy can hire 20 new employees all on 2 yrs contracts and all youth. these new employees will be made up of 3 whites, 2 indians, 5 coloureds, 1 chinese and 9 blacks. at the end of the contract period, Company X decides to renew only 7 contracts ( 3 whites, 1 indian, 1 chinese, 1 colourered and 1 black) and declare the rest as not completent. The Government Monitors of the program need not worry because the contracts that were not renewed now have got 2yrs experience and can seek jobs somewhere else. come again, Company X hires 20 new youth employees. This time Company X hires 15 blacks, 1 white, 3 colourered, 1 indian and 1 chinese. This times around it renews only 5 contracts (1 black, 1 white, 1 coulered, 1 indian and 1 chinese). then the following year Company X does the same thing except that this time it dsoes not renew any contract and continues to do that until jesus comes back, because Company X's need to make more profit. Just like Shoprite and it's CEO is well rewarded for this!

      Joanne - 2012-05-16 21:36

      your assumption is that everyone must stay in their first job for life - each one of those candidates will have notched up valuable work experience for their CV's and skills to match. Are no new companies going to open, no growth to take these young people after their first round of experience - do you know something nobody else knows? Think of paid internships, think of how impossible it is to begin without skill or experience. Giving every young person a piece of a mine or a tract of land sounds great in speeches, but SA needs auditors, marketers, developers, accountants, electricians, pavers, designers, editors, graphic artists, food technicians, researchers, lab technicians, draughtsmen, chefs, procurement officers etc etc.

      Hudayfah - 2012-05-16 21:56

      @Tyson Mazibuko made a very good point mentioned in one of the articles. The crux of what she said was that cosatu is apposed to this subsidy but does not have an alternative plan. The unemployment rate is escalating at an alarming rate and nothing is being done. This is an urgent matter,and those ontop are sitting back,getting their fat wages, while those at the bottom are suffering. This has shown to be a succes in other countries so it might just work here, if it doesn't it could be reversed.

      Kent - 2012-05-17 08:35

      @ Tyson. Obviously you do not know what it takes to run a business. Inexperienced means: Training, hands on experience and mistakes. All of this is not good for the profit line. You can only afford to hire if you have the work lined up, so profits pay for the labor, as the labor is inexperienced not profits to be made business will close.