Zuma: We aim to create six million jobs

2014-01-11 13:46

Mbombela – President Jacob Zuma says the ANC is aiming at creating at least six million jobs in the next five years.

President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday the ANC aimed at creating at least six million jobs in the next five years.

"[The] majority [of jobs] will be reserved for young people," he said.

He was speaking at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga where the party launched its 2014 election manifesto.

The stadium was packed to capacity with followers enjoying song and dance ahead of Zuma's address.

He said the African National Congress was also planning on increasing the number of training and skill centres throughout the country.

Zuma said the party would ensure the youth subsidy was effective.

"The ANC will take practical steps to ensure implementation of the youth subsidy does not replace incentivised working," he said.

He said the financial sector would be encouraged to be more inclusive and accessible.

  • Kobus Hattingh - 2014-01-11 13:50

    LMAO !

      ResidentMaker - 2014-01-11 13:56

      .. anybody can aim...but it's hitting the target that matters ! L O L !!!

      Koos Luerre - 2014-01-11 13:58

      Yes, job creation in ... the civil service with my tax money. THE government now employs more staff than the private sector. We have more people on the state payroll than the US, which has a population six times the size of ours and a gross domestic product (GDP) some 45 times bigger than ours. We employ 3.03-million against the 2.79-million at the federal level who work for Uncle Sam. And the ANC leadership piles them on, adding 44,000 in the first quarter alone. This, while unemployment in the private sector rose. Public service costs in South Africa are proportionately among the highest in the world at about 12% of GDP. This compares with Russia (3.7%), Brazil (4.4%), Nigeria (4%), Rwanda 3.5%) and Egypt (6.9%).

      ResidentMaker - 2014-01-11 13:59

      can somebody please switch off that recording we have been listening to since 1994 !!!

      Bullet Proof - 2014-01-11 14:02

      Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!! Same promise as was going to create 500.000 houses during last elections, WERE THEY ARE? Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!!

      RabbleRouser - 2014-01-11 14:03

      But in 2009 they promised to create 5 million jobs by 2014. It never happened. Then a year later they moved the target to 2019. All the ANC is doing is regurgitating the same promises they made in 2009. They never delivered on those promises. Is the ANC electorate so gullible?

      ResidentMaker - 2014-01-11 14:03

      ...Really...So Nkandla ARE still getting more renovations done !!!

      Andrew Terr - 2014-01-11 14:05

      Six million jobs and how many Tenderpreneurs?

      Kallie Cronje - 2014-01-11 14:11

      Zuma just look at the Rand how it slipped against the US DOLLAR with your monetry policy and statements about the constitution,how on earth do you think you going to create 6 million jobs.The US ADDED 74000 NON FARM PAYROLL jobs.And you think you going to create 6 million jobs.

      Nico de Jongh - 2014-01-11 14:16

      Like parking attendance i.o. parking meters .. cleaning beaches but thy hanna-hanna most of the time .. one corrupt spy watching another spy.. ministers with more incompetent workers .. lots of security guards to protect infamous ministers.. small tenders where the stationary change hand about three time before it get to government offices i.o. order it direct from wholesales ... easy to create jobs that sucks tax payers money .. one step forward and two steps back... viva pea-brain viva.

      IAnon Ym - 2014-01-11 14:19

      Sipho "Was that Thamsanqa Jantjies signing or the President speaking"? Bongane "Never mind, they both talk k.a.k."!

      Den Butler - 2014-01-11 14:38

      Bwahahahahahaha lair, lair

      Michael Kleber - 2014-01-11 15:12

      you laugh but the sad thing is people believe this , rather ask jacob how he is going to do this , still has to deliver on the promises from the previous election , if they vote him in again those beggars at the robot don't look to me for handouts

      Thandi Cele - 2014-01-11 15:38

      What a stupid prick.

      Dmitri Dumas - 2014-01-11 15:59

      Could someone please smack some sense into this clown (zuma)?

      Mike Purchase - 2014-01-11 16:13

      I beleive him how many potholes are there on our roads.........but what when all the potholes are fixed,oh,dont do the job properly the first time i see,very dumb if you ask me!

      Mike Purchase - 2014-01-11 16:16

      Why are the agents so quiet on this forum again???????Come back you oz make us laugh!

      Jennifer DuPreez Martin - 2014-01-11 16:20

      I promise to create 10 Million New Jobs in the next 5 years, if you Vote for meeeeee I will also give you all lots of farms and gold and houses I promise to give you all toilets too, I haven't done anything like this yet but then nor has Mr Promises-Promises Go on, give me a chance, I won't even ask R500 000 for you to sit next to me at breakfast... He has done that one. Boooooo

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-11 16:28

      Realistic expectations: our population will increase by at least 6 million due to a total lack of enthusiasm for birth control. And the number of jobless will skyrocket due to "sped up land reform" and other Zimbabwe like "solutions".

      Andre - 2014-01-11 16:38 car guards, sign language specialists, task committees. What a joke!!

      Kiss123 - 2014-01-11 16:51

      Koos couldn't say it better myself THANKS !

      Thomas Thompson - 2014-01-11 17:04

      "We aim to create six million jobs".....yes, and pigs can fly....VIVA ZILLE...DOWN ANC DOWN!!!!!!!!

      Clint Warren - 2014-01-12 05:09

      That is 1.2 million jobs a year. Impossible for these clowns.

      Guy Barnes - 2014-01-12 05:56

      Sure.... and his nob is going to grow 6 inches... but only on canvas...

      Boaz Yarmarkov - 2014-01-12 07:57

      This is no joke. This time Zuma is going to create these jobs he keeps promising every election!! The new plan is that Zuma is going to vote DA and bring back investor confednence to South Africa. He will then abolish owners equity and affirmative action so that Large corporates can start hiring without the fear of being harassed by goverment. He will be scraping BEE so that SME's can start manufacturing again without losing tenders to single black owned import agencies that benefit tens of millions of Chinese workers.. He will place Malema in jail on charges of theft & corruption and call a spade a spade by labeling the EFF and its members nothing more then a bunch of modern day nazis. Lastly, even though billions in bribes will be given back to China, the free trade with china will be exchanged with high terifs in the aim to protect local industry. Isn't it sad that the number one threat to job creation is our own corrupt & very racist gov? Talk about cutting you nose to spite your face.

      Rupert Beukes - 2014-01-12 08:03

      I think i have heard this before......ummm somewhere just before the last election???

      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 08:52

      Jennifer, I will vote for you if the toilets have 2 ply otherwise I will vote for Zuma.

      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 08:57

      Telefo, I gave you a thumbs up just because I felt so sorry for you. ARE YOU ALSO INSANE? DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THIS DELUSIONAL PRESIDENT OF YOURS? You really need some serious intervention to correct your deteriorating brain.

      Xenswim1 - 2014-01-12 11:29

      But what about the six million the last ime round or the 200 thousand you lost through bad labour policies. Now explain what you mean about a job. Do these last 5 minutes for 20 years?

      Quenton Crafford - 2014-01-13 08:37

      anc and empty promises before an election, now where have we seen this before? Oh right you played this card before showerhead

      Michael Young - 2014-01-13 08:57

      I'm sure they promised 1 million jobs in the previous election. After the tens of thousands who instead lost their jobs during the last 4 years, how on earth do they expect to create 6 million? There's only so much that the honest working 4 million tax payers can afford to support. Get rid of the cockroaches who have infested the country and get some decent and literate politicians instead.

      Nasheena Ramnarain - 2014-01-13 16:41

      Is that before or after the elections?

  • Michelle Watson - 2014-01-11 13:50

    How many jobs were created over the past 5 years?

      ResidentMaker - 2014-01-11 14:10

      ..about 5 jobs...of which 500 went on retirement. !! L O L !!

      Ardi Coetzee - 2014-01-11 15:28

      Dunno what he's on about. He'll be in prison next year. So ya, there might be 6 million jobs, but it'll be the DA that created them.

      CliveK - 2014-01-11 15:41

      Actually, political parties and governments do NOT "create" jobs. Governments are supposed to create the right environment in which jobs can be created - this means education, safety, infrastructure, certainty, openness, leadership, honesty, etc, etc - but this bunch have failed abysmally to do this. Only the civil service has grown employment numbers, and this actually drains the country's coffers, rather than growing the economy.

      Patricia Dewet - 2014-01-11 15:52

      Loading the state institutions with unskilled workers, lots of ministers and their staff. Get rid of the unions as well as the terrible labour laws. Giving an unskilled worker a job, but if he cannot perform, unable to get rid of him. That is the reason for people not being employed. look at the looters in government, 5 years later they are still there.

      sxp - 2014-01-11 17:32


      Colin Malan - 2014-01-11 17:43

      This brings to mind the 5 million houses the ANC wanted to build in 5 years, what is the figure after 20 years ??.. They better stop their extravagant lifestyles if they want to reach any target. Targets are good but must be attainable and realistic.. Roll up the sleeves the hard work is waiting..

      Tony Muchamama - 2014-01-11 18:02

      wondering how many people are employed at MaKhumalo's Spaza shop

      Joe Black - 2014-01-11 18:28

      @CliveK: That's the one thing these commies will never understand.

      Vic Walker - 2014-01-12 07:40

      Going to have to put a lot more coaches on the gravy train.

  • James Smythe - 2014-01-11 13:52

    So the ANC is going to hire 6 million people in government jobs? Don't think so! ROFLMAO! This man is so stupid that he does not understand that government is incapable of creating jobs other than in the civil service which are a drag on the economy and which produce no wealth at all!

      Colin Malan - 2014-01-11 17:46

      James ,, Not even they have so many friends and family members to fill 6 million post.

      Michael Wilson - 2014-01-11 19:19

      I can't understand why this doesn't get through to more people. We already created a brand new middle class out of nothing by tripling the size of the civil service, now that's where most of the country's budget gets swallowed up. How does a government 'create' a job? Why don't people even question this?

      Judit Victor - 2014-01-12 14:21

      what's worrying is the new bill where companies get tax grants for employing school leavers (black school leavers). This will make the experienced ppl sit without work. WHY do hve to PAY in CHINA to have a second child and HERE the government pays the pregnant to have babies. Who will feed these people nevermind JOBS!!

      gerasimos - 2014-01-13 05:46

      Zuma is akin to a whore wearing a virginal white wedding dress

  • George Slade - 2014-01-11 13:52

    They are actually S--T scared of the EFF ---Thats how weak this ANC Trash are !!!

      Ishmeal Mhlongo - 2014-01-11 14:01

      same story again n again

      Ardi Coetzee - 2014-01-11 15:45

      Eff. Lol. EFF will just dent the ANC's votes. Giving the true leaders of tomorrow (DA) their chance to catch up and save this country from the current filth raping it for all its worth. F*ck the ANC. F*ck EFF. F*ck all criminals.

  • Daphne Shaw - 2014-01-11 13:53

    Yes with very uneducated people

  • ResidentMaker - 2014-01-11 13:54

    ...the anc government never ever created jobs at any time since coming into power. the only jobs were construction at Nkandla,soccer stadiums (which are costing more to maintain than the costs of construction )and anc bodyguards.

  • Christo - 2014-01-11 13:54

    Should be called ANC Elections Lies, not manifesto.

  • John Fourie - 2014-01-11 13:54

    What a comedian!!!!

  • Andre Keyter - 2014-01-11 13:55

    Long on rhetoric and short on substance... Oh sorry that was for the last election... My how little has changed..

  • Sanet Oelofse - 2014-01-11 13:55

    When Jesus comes back? That seems to be their timeline for everything.

      Gat Vol - 2014-01-11 23:25

      for a bunch of heathen,what do they know?

  • Vivian Harris - 2014-01-11 13:57

    Last time it was 1 million...didn't reach that target. How exactly are you going to create 6 million jobs?!

      Gat Vol - 2014-01-11 23:26

      Lies,lies,lies leads to votes,votes,votes!!!

      June Kotze - 2014-01-13 14:28

      @ Vivian, you must realise that we are going to hear more garbage the closer we get to elections! Sadly, the masses may just believe this totaly unrealistic target!

  • Rudzani Nchinyane - 2014-01-11 13:57

    blah blah blah#BS

  • Hennie Buys - 2014-01-11 13:57

    Wasn't there a promise made of 5,000,000 jobs in 2009? mmmm....did that materialise?.....I think not :P

  • Ndanduleni Elias - 2014-01-11 13:57

    He promised 5 miliom jobs for the last 5 years and he created none, now he is promising 6 milion jobs for the next 5 years. Now i believe when his critcs say he is good in dreaming

  • Boxer Manor - 2014-01-11 13:58

    To add to disarray of anc leadership these door-to-door campaigns just show how disjoonted the anc leaders are from their mandate for the to "want to see for themselves how people are living". R they really serving the interest of the masses? NO ANC vote from me

  • ResidentMaker - 2014-01-11 13:58

    ...will somebody please switch off that recording we have been listening to since 1994 !!

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2014-01-11 14:03

      Hahahaha hilarious :'-) thank you for such a great laugh!!!

  • Graham Horn - 2014-01-11 13:58

    You can't create jobs without employers. That would be like having a baby without a mother. COSATU does everything in its power to make sure that there are no employers. That is where the problem lies.

      Bullet Proof - 2014-01-11 14:08

      And if there is no stimulation to the entrepreneurs, BYE, BYE, JOBS.

      Gat Vol - 2014-01-11 23:28

      With all the rascist BEE around a person can't even create work if your company is not given to BEE,so change the laws or face implosion!!!

  • Sbu J Ngcobo - 2014-01-11 13:59

    six million ah guess who's talking !!!

  • Snoopy Rudzani Zoom Zoom - 2014-01-11 13:59

    Thanks mr president no need to rob us just keep zip and say nothing.

      Herman de Waal - 2014-01-11 15:11

      and also he must keep his ZIP up please!

      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 09:06

      Herman, with 5 wives and not sure if we can count how many mistresses?

  • ResidentMaker - 2014-01-11 14:00

    the EFF can do twice that amount !!! in half the time !!!

      Richard David - 2014-01-11 14:21

      Twice as much destruction in half the time!!! you people need help to get tuned into reality.

      Phungo Lesley Raphalalani - 2014-01-11 15:24

      @resident u are like zuma, there's no different.

      Michael Wilson - 2014-01-11 19:22

      Hey residentmaker, how does a government create a job? Because if you cannot answer that then you really shouldn't talk.

      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 09:09

      That is great residentmaker. It means all us retired people will have to come out of retirement to fill these umpteen jobs the EFF have created. This only tells me you are 4 times more delusional than our delusional president.

  • Sifiso Sosibo - 2014-01-11 14:01

    Same OLD EMPTY promises PITY ignorant voters will still be HOODWINKED into believing them!!!

      Michael Kleber - 2014-01-11 15:15

      you are right

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-11 23:38

      May or may not be right. Avoid working under the assumption that EVERY person that remains loyal to the ANC has absoluterly nothing to gain. If this was the case the ANC would have been voted out a long long long time ago.

  • Mpho Magagula - 2014-01-11 14:01

    Zuma why are u lying idiot? You and your anc failed to create 500 000 jobs and now u speak of 6 000 000? You are really crazy stop lying to people just because you want their votes gauteng is waiting for you to sort out your e toll scandal

      Tiisetso Nkalai - 2014-01-11 14:40

      ...and the whole country is waiting for him to come clean on Nkandla

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-11 23:45

      Could you please explain to me what the e-toll has to do with Jacob Zuma?

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-11 23:45

      Don't confuse issues here

      Boaz Yarmarkov - 2014-01-12 08:19

      E-toll = SANRAL = goverment = ANC = Zuma = corruption = Kapsch TrafficCom AG (KTCG) = large offshore bank accounts = E-toll = SANRAL = ANC = ZUMA

      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 09:16

      Kingsley, here it is very slowly. J A C O B Z U M A P R E S I D E N T . H E I N C H A R G E O F C O U N T R Y . E T O L L H A P P E N I N S A . S O J A C O B Z U M A R E S P O N S I B L E F O R E T O L L .

  • ResidentMaker - 2014-01-11 14:02


      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 09:18

      Or Jacob Zuma planning on having 6 million babies in the next 5 years.

  • Tshepo Ya Tshepang BaMagoro - 2014-01-11 14:02

    Its time for the LIES! Yes JZ i hear you, 6million jobs in 5 years and the big question is how are aiming to achieve that or is it just an election SICK LIE

      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 09:20

      Someone should explain to Zuma that 6 million means 6 with 6 zero's after it. Or maybe he thinks the zero's don't count.

  • Tony Dakyns - 2014-01-11 14:05

    Utterly incredible that the ANC should sit down and seriously think they can create any jobs let alone 6 million. Governments don't create jobs period! Business creates jobs and it needs business friendly tax rates, infrastructure, government, services, etc. By doing way with STC at 10% and introducing Dividend Tax at 15% this is hardly a step in the right direction.

  • Ria Cook - 2014-01-11 14:05

    With the latest matric results in mind .... why not make it ten million?

  • Mamaponya Mojela - 2014-01-11 14:07

    LOL LOL what a joke SAY WHAT??, playing with the hope of the poor , its a shame really

  • Matthys Swart - 2014-01-11 14:08

    where do you get that from Zuma. If you promise please tell how you are going to get that done. I SAY TELL US HOW

  • Willem Booyens - 2014-01-11 14:09

    We aim, we promise...yes Mr President, lets aim to remove you from power

  • Tebogo Lekala - 2014-01-11 14:11

    jokes aside.......

  • Feeble Bongo - 2014-01-11 14:11

    So now there is nothing happening anywhere. No other news. Only the manifesto launch and the frog in a tu.rdskin.

      Feeble Bongo - 2014-01-11 14:13

      And why such a huge picture of the frog behind the frog?

  • Vince Muller - 2014-01-11 14:11

    That's a joke isn't it... There is more people working in the government than in the private sector... so either you create more government jobs, or you'll fail... there is no work for the private sector, apart from your AA and BEE, but thats just giving work to your buddies...... so stop being a clown............

  • Nqubeko Dube - 2014-01-11 14:11

    Hahahahaha lol this guy is hiliarous...dont even knw what to say

      Nico de Jongh - 2014-01-11 14:32

      Pathetic and feel like crying for we are South Africans and our president's name is ... see now I'm crying again.

      Gary Goddard - 2014-01-12 05:34

      Nou rio, you are so right mate. His statements regarding the manifesto defy belief! We have GOT to get rid of him and his merry band of thieves!

      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 09:23

      Nico, I will send you some tissues to last till mid year. He will be gone by then.

  • nicholus.nakanyane - 2014-01-11 14:12

    Natate o wa ndoma weitse..ko nkandla baagisani ba gage habana motlakase le metsi a tha hell is he gonna come up with 6m jobs?let the blind follow..nna hakeye koo..hakebatle le tironyana eo yagage..nxa

      Martin Makhene - 2014-01-11 21:05


      Dean Berzen - 2014-01-13 09:36

      Please could someone translate?

  • Stefan Breedt - 2014-01-11 14:12

    he probably means another 6 million unemployed

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-11 23:50

      It's speculated that the world's average IQ is declining: You're a prime example of this assertion

      Kenny Williams - 2014-01-12 09:24

      Kingsley, you must be referring to Zuma. If not then it definitely applies to you.

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-01-12 10:58

      Kingsley McMe. So are you.

  • Vince Muller - 2014-01-11 14:13

    One more thing.... If another party takes over can we have a "Truth and reconsiliation" supinas for the current government??? It would be good to investigate them and their alliances as to where all the tax payers money went to... and for the guilty, send them to rot in jail..... what's good for the one is good for the other........

  • Richard David - 2014-01-11 14:14

    If you, Mr Zuma, were to do anything that you say you are going to do, I would be amazed, you are without a doubt the single most destructive person in SA today, under your "rule" the country is heading for total destruction, con your way out of that!

  • Joel K Tarus - 2014-01-11 14:15

    You want to creat 6m while you did not creat 500 thousand as promised please tell us the magic plan that never worked all this years but will work now?

  • Michael Peters - 2014-01-11 14:15

    The ANC has been aiming for a lot since 1994, but achieved very little. Talk is cheap. Whoever trusts the ANC is a real fool and rather stupid.

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-11 23:58

      They could also be a beneficiary of tenders, living in a mansion, reading your silly comment on an iPad while sitting in a jacuzzi listening to Beethoven's symphony.

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-01-12 11:05

      Kingdley McMe. Stop trying, you are not sarcastic or funny.. The illiterate in mansions can't read and Beethoven is the name of a dog they saw in a film. By the way which symphony of Beethoven do you suggest?. So far the only silly comments here come from you, go troll some where else.

  • Alan Smith - 2014-01-11 14:15

    Why stop at 6 million. Why not 10 million or 20 million. In fact, 100 million is a nice round number. 50 million at nkandla and 50 million at lithulu house

  • Schalk van der Merwe - 2014-01-11 14:18

    the problem is the masses believe him!

      Nico de Jongh - 2014-01-11 14:36

      The shongololo express .. up each other's a..sis .. with one head moving in all direction but forwards.

      Kingsley McMe - 2014-01-12 00:00

      Ain't you just a bitter bunch

  • Lebogang Makwala - 2014-01-11 14:18

    stop fooling us you stupit old man

  • Ari Potah - 2014-01-11 14:18

    I wonder if the fake sign language interpreter was there too - just as much meaning in what he signs as in what boozomer says . . .

  • Trevor Anderson - 2014-01-11 14:18

    Our president suffers from dilusions of grandeur

      grant.wright.18 - 2014-01-11 14:20

      Yes he can create 6000000 jobs, it's all in one franchise "Stealing" he is the COE of the organization

      Janine Filmer - 2014-01-11 14:49

      In his case it's more like delusions of adequacy.

  • Conza Mapengo - 2014-01-11 14:19

    De most biggest mistake we ever made was to vote 4 zuma, i luv de party but i hate de president....

      Herman de Waal - 2014-01-11 15:15

      thank you

      Phillys Winterbottom - 2014-01-13 11:01

      at least your are honest......

  • William Setlale - 2014-01-11 14:19

    Typicall zuma u can fool others but u will never fool me

  • Themba Wa Ka Mfundzi - 2014-01-11 14:20

    Election is arround the corner bla bla bla

  • Netshiungani Shandukani Mshadow - 2014-01-11 14:20

    U have said it in last few years..still we see no jobs that are been created...u just want votes..

  • Colin Craig Broadfoot - 2014-01-11 14:20

    Zuma. F.U.

  • Mashai Joannes - 2014-01-11 14:20

    Wait a minute ,the president meant to say 600000 jobs in the next five years n not 6 million.