Sona: Jacob Zuma must focus on jobs

2014-06-14 09:18

South Africans want President Jacob Zuma to focus on job creation in his state of the nation address, market research company Ipsos has said.

According to the survey, 90% of respondents believed unemployment was serious and needed to be dealt with urgently.

“More than half (55%) chose it as the most important issue,” Ipsos said yesterday in a statement.

A total of 3 730 face-to-face interviews were conducted with randomly selected adult South Africans for the survey.

Sixty one percent of the people questioned felt the government was not doing well in reducing unemployment by creating jobs. South African expected moral leadership and accountability from the country’s leaders.

Seventy-three percent of interviewees felt MPs should be fired for negligent spending. Only 8% disagreed.

More than 50% of respondents believed the ANC would live up to its election promises.

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