Johannesburg - Job creation and inequality are central to
the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) plan for Gauteng, its candidate for
premier Dali Mpofu
said on Friday.
"There is no province in... South Africa which
demonstrates the problems of the country more than Gauteng; poverty and squalor
sit side by side with opulence," he said in a statement.
The greatest number of wealthy, white South Africans
lived in the province, and vast numbers of black South Africans migrated there
in the hopes of escaping poverty.
If elected to govern Gauteng, the EFF would identify the
causes of this migration, and identify suitable solutions in line with the
party's manifesto and constitutional policy framework.
Mpofu said Gauteng contributed about 36% to the South
African economy, more than 10% to the continent's economy, and was home to more
than a quarter of registered voters.
"These three statistics make it clear that any hope
for economic prosperity for individual South Africans, for the country, and the
continent hinge directly on the development of the Gauteng economy."
Unemployment, HIV/Aids, and poverty needed to be urgently
addressed for the sake of everyone in the province.
"We either all swim or all sink," Mpofu said.