MyElectionManifesto: Have your say

2019-02-25 13:41
DA delegates vote at the party's congress in Tshwane.

DA delegates vote at the party's congress in Tshwane.

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Do you believe in BEE? How do you think the government should address land reform? Do you think the NHI is financially viable? And how do we solve the unemployment crisis?

These are some of the issues the country's political parties have identified in their election manifestos ahead of the upcoming national and provincial elections likely to be held on May 8.

The DA launched its election manifesto at the weekend, following the ANC, which launched its manifesto in January and the EFF, who had their launch early in February. DA leader Mmusi Maimane rejected the ANC's proposed National Health Insurance (NHI), its implementation of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) as well as the proposed changes to the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

The EFF, in turn, re-emphasised its demand for land expropriation without compensation and promised that it would amend the minimum wage to increase wages in all sectors. 

"Under the EFF government, we will amend the current national minimum wage act to legislate sectoral determinations. Mineworkers will earn R12 500, farmworkers will earn R5 000, manufacturing workers will earn R6 500, retail workers will earn R5 000," party leader Julius Malema said at the launch.

During his manifesto speech on January 12, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged what will likely be the ANC's biggest problem in the elections by saying that state capture and corruption have "weakened" some public institutions, "undermined effective governance and contributed to the poor performance of our country".

What are the areas that you think need to be addressed for South Africa to prosper? Is it corruption, unemployment, education?

Write us your election manifesto and tell us how you would address the country's most pressing problems if you got to be in charge of things. Articles may be sent to voices@news24.com or submitted via the MyNews24 portal

Articles should be 300 - 400 words. Please include your full name and town or city of residence. The best submissions will be published on News24.

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