DA marches for wage subsidy

2012-06-11 12:00

Pietermaritzburg - Hundreds of DA supporters marched in central Pietermaritzburg on Monday to demand the immediate introduction of a youth wage subsidy.

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko and provincial leader Sizwe Mchunu led the procession to the office of Premier Zweli Mkhize.

DA members were dressed in blue T-shirts and carried flags and placards reading: "youth wage subsidy now" and "we demand jobs today".

The DA said in a statement on Monday it had noted Mkhize's support for a youth wage subsidy.

"We will present him with a formal opportunity to put politics aside and back the Western Cape's call for provinces with the political will to rollout the subsidy, to be given a share of Treasury's budgeted R5bn," said Mazibuko's chief of staff Russel Brueton.

Last month, the DA marched to the Congress of SA Trade Unions' headquarters, in Johannesburg, about job losses and Cosatu's opposition to the youth wage subsidy.

The march turned violent when it was met by toyi-toying Cosatu members, who allegedly stoned the DA supporters.

Cosatu believes a subsidy suggests that high wages and restrictive labour laws are behind youth unemployment, when improving basic education, skills development, the "green economy" and local procurement will help more.

It believes the subsidy will encourage companies to hire cheap young labour just for the subsidy, and will retrench older workers.

President Jacob Zuma announced the R5bn subsidy in Parliament in February 2010.

He said in May that the issue was still being discussed at the National Economic Development and Labour Council and final recommendations would be made to Cabinet.

  • Thando - 2012-06-11 12:05

    Go DA

      Jono - 2012-06-11 12:08

      yes go DA...Lets hope the ANC doesnt want to practice there throwing skills again! THE Rise of THE DA is starting!

      Bryan - 2012-06-11 12:15

      Cosatu polishing their pebbles and rocks!!! Good luck to the D.A, I really hope that the scourge of society can see this for what it truly is...A plea for the youth who actually want to work!!

      jordaanjean - 2012-06-11 12:17

      @OvaprivilegedWhitey : What is your point and how is this at all relevant to the article ? Why have the mentality of "taking" away, rather think of making this so called privilege available to everyone.

      Jono - 2012-06-11 12:25 bru you must please think before you type! you are so backwards its not even funny! you are more confused than a chameleon in a smartie box!

      Kala - 2012-06-11 12:28

      OvaprivelagedWhitey - You are a dull and boring commentator. Your most prominent skill being "copy and paste". Coupled with Tsotsi-Baby the two of you have yet to make any reasonable comments on this site.

      Consolata - 2012-06-11 12:57

      On a unrelated topic, could we please march to have zuma recalled! PLEASE!

      Thando - 2012-06-11 13:03

      @Tsotsi - How is this white privilege ? Surely black youths will benefit from this ? I'm tired of people like you embarrassing us blacks on this site. If you've got nothing to say then shut up - the world thinks we are backwards because of idiots like you who shouldn't be allowed near a computer. I'm tired of Africa being embarrassed because of people like you. We need to move on now to the next phase of Africa - stop holding us back.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-11 13:03

      Denial is a bitch. The DA is rising, deal with it.

      henryian73 - 2012-06-11 13:14

      the DA taking over in the promise of 'A Better Life for All'! ANC has failed in such and has failed us all! Zuma corrupt and only looking after himself and the same goes for his previous puppet Julius Malema that wanted to kill for him when the DA said STOP ZUMA! Julius wasn't thinking about the poor then and nore is he now but was only thinking about his own back pocket as well. And so the cookie crumbles. By 2019 we will have a new government I'm convinced of it and more so than ever before!

      Andres - 2012-06-11 13:16

      @Ovaprivileged: Your racial blindedness is disturbing and will help nobody, Black, White or shades in between. Privilege should be something ALL South Africans enjoy, regardless of race. This is exactly what the DA is marching for: opportunity for all, especially the disenfranchised youth. Black-youths are those suffering most from unemployment and by virtue of that fact, stand to gain the most from a Youth Wage Subsidy. That's the difference between the ANC and the DA. The DA wants to open us all up to opportunities to make our future bright. The ANC wants to keep the population dependent on them. Whilst the DA wants us create an enabling environment to make successes on our own, the ANC would have us all stand with our hands open begging the government for a grant, a house, a job. All this, while they squander the tax-money they raise. Wake up before it's too late and your future is completely dependent on political patronage and not on your ability as an individual.

      Steve - 2012-06-11 13:27

      Well said Thando, in both your comments. Tsotsiclown and Ovawhatever must seriously get over themselves. I totally agree with Thando that it is people like you that are nothing but a backward-thinking embarrassment to your people and the whole country. At least the DA is looking at the positives in this issue. Like it or not, you cannot always play the race card on every issue. Sooner or later, people from all over this country are going to realize just how much the cANCer has hoodwinked them with their empty promises and corruption and that is when the citizens of SA, regardless of race, will stand together and derail this cANCer.

      Oom - 2012-06-11 13:28

      Im so pleased that Im not an ANC supporter,Id feel really stupid now if I was...

      Jono - 2012-06-11 14:48 many times are you still going to copy and paste that silly argument of yours??????

      Andres - 2012-06-11 14:49

      @Ovaprivileged: You are completely missing the point and whose at fault. It's not the "so-called white capital" you bemoan. It's a failed government. That "so-called white capital" has the highest tax-burden in the world. It was governments responsibility to re-appropriate those funds to the previously disadvantaged - putting it into education, health, housing, service delivery etc. In so doing, eroding that horrible disparity between haves and have-not. However, what happened - A nouveau-Bantu education system held hostage by SADTU, a health service plagued by ineptitude and inefficiency, local governments collapsing, rampant corruption stealing the very tax revenue that's supposed to uplift the communities and people they "claim" to stand for. Government is at FAULT! Look around you, buddy! Plus, 2-1=1, not 2. Growing an economy and uplifting South Africa doesn't involve taking from Peter and giving it to Paul. The maths of taking from one to feed another is a zero-sum game. Growing an economy and giving South Africans a better future is about creating wealth, not shoveling it around. In so doing, you do a 2+1=3; adding to prosperity, not taking it away. Use what's between your ears and you'll realise, "second transition" is nothing but "political hegemony and destruction of constitutional democracy" wrapped in pretty paper. The masses love the term "transition," not actually understanding the devil in the detail.

      Zambezi - 2012-06-11 14:57

      I wonder if Lindiwe is going to catch a lift back?

  • eil33nn - 2012-06-11 12:06

    Have a safe march guys!

      eil33nn - 2012-06-11 12:25

      And what would you say when there are white supporters in this march? Dude, don't be racist.

      Tax - 2012-06-11 12:27

      Snotsi Babypooh please give details when and where they were slaughtered.

      Rob - 2012-06-11 12:29

      @ currie....Run. @ herman....So well said & very, very true. @ poloy.....Same old, same old. @ Tsotsi....Same old, same old.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-06-11 12:30 amazed at the fact that you guys have had everything layed out for you (from the 'whities'), that BEE and all its affiliates are in full swing, and you STILL pull the apartheid card...what does that say about your laziness that you STILL cant live a fulfilling life. You can basically have ANY job because of your skin colour! all you need is a backbone to carry you there, but you STILL have so much sourness. What a pathetic being you are

      Jono - 2012-06-11 12:31

      doesnt it scare you that black youth is involved in this march??? i am sure that must p1$$ you off!

      Kala - 2012-06-11 12:32

      And poloyatonkim would know this as he is a white dude who trolls the news sites.

      Tsotsi-Baby - 2012-06-11 12:38

      @Trurio The past makes sure we never repeat the same mistake

      Rob - 2012-06-11 12:51

      @ currie. Lol...I KNEW you were DA !

  • Nikita Mitchell - 2012-06-11 12:07

    ANC supporters can protest but the moment DA supporters protest they are violently attacked? so called freedom...

      eil33nn - 2012-06-11 12:51

      I am a DA supporter and if i were in Durban now, I would have joined the march. Rethink your narrow outlook on life!

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-06-11 12:07

    again da thugs, want freebies, they must go to private sector and seek jobs from their comrades there.

      Kala - 2012-06-11 12:20

      Thats right sifiso because contrary to what the ANC might tell you they are NOT going to be creating jobs. They have been promising millions of jobs for the PDI yet there are more unemployed people now than there has been in decades. The private sector won't be doing much hiring now either as the labour laws are so restictive that no business wants to take on new staff.

      Deon - 2012-06-11 12:49

      Mr Zuma anounced it in Feb 2010 in parliament but thanks to Cosatu and some ANC members it will probably now be spend on cars and hollidays.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-11 13:03

      Denial is a bitch. The DA is rising, deal with it.

      downwiththeanc - 2012-06-11 13:03

      @ sifiso - go clean toilets for your Mugabe in Zim you nincompoop. Let the brains ( DA ) run this country

  • Eye's Cue - 2012-06-11 12:09

    Go for it Guys, we are right behind you!!! Our youth are our leaders of the future, they need support to make a difference in the coming years! Heavens, haven't we seen what happens when a party rules a Country without the proper knowledge or proper education to be honest, credible and successful!!! GO D.A.!!!

  • True - 2012-06-11 12:12

    The high cost of labour in South Africa with its concomitant high cost of living are as a result of COSATU's policies of continually seeking wage increases each year. COSATU is more afraid that their own incompetent members will lose their jobs than for the employment of the youth as this will mean that they will lose members and they will also have to move away from their confrontational manner towards the more liberal discursive manner of communicating with business and industry. There is a dearth of ability in this area because then they have to admit that they need business and industry to survive.

      Timothy - 2012-06-11 12:30

      Yep, hence COSATU being so against the subsidy

  • Glyn - 2012-06-11 12:19

    Viva DA! Vote DA to normalize the job market.

  • philas.ntuli - 2012-06-11 12:22

    the DA-youth(blacks) does not understand the whole point of this march. ooh poor people. the DA should atleast make them aware, and i bet they wont do it again.

      Michael - 2012-06-11 12:48

      What do the ancyl march for...for empty promises and a war are so angry cause you are so unaware of reality.

      eil33nn - 2012-06-11 12:54

      Can you explain the point of this march then? Maybe i am just too stupid to think that every unemployed person in this country is tired of not having a job and earning a form of income to support themselves and not be a burden on the government and their family members lucky enough to have a job?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-11 13:03

      Denial is a bitch. The DA is rising, deal with it.

      Abby - 2012-06-11 14:06

      That's rent a crowd, just ask them a stupid question who is their leader based in Gauteng? The answer will be \it is Lindiwe\ I also pity them.

  • Hezekiel - 2012-06-11 12:24

    I wonder whether is a cry to subsidies our fellow blacks because u can count whites in their march like the one that was in braamfontein!!! Boring and unnecessary marches indeed

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-11 13:03

      Denial is a bitch. The DA is rising, deal with it.

      Abby - 2012-06-11 13:58

      They don't give a damn about us as long they are safe in their comfort zone. The masses will never be strongly represented by these minority groupings.

      Mike - 2012-06-11 13:59

      Then go and help these people hezekiel or don't you want these people to have jobs?

  • wsidina1 - 2012-06-11 12:28

    what next...

  • nkosingiphile.cofu - 2012-06-11 12:30

    Atleast DA now knows that they must march to the seat of government not to our cosatu house. You were taught a good lesson.

      Dylan.rid - 2012-06-11 12:34

      Yes your brave comrades learnt how to use a rock, I bet you are proud of that. What's next? Maybe they will figure out how to read so they can see what's really going on with this bill.

      eil33nn - 2012-06-11 12:56

      They are going to privincial government to gather support to put pressure on government to enforce the youth wage subsidy without COSATU's backing the idea...smh.

      steve.luckie - 2012-06-11 14:27

      So disappointed by the way our black people comments on this issue, no logic, irrelevant wonder why Africa is so backward because some of our blacks ignore the fact that the ruling ANC failed the poor and unemployed. ANC stole a page from those African leaders who rule their countries who consolidate power by ensuring the nation stay uneducated. Are we blind enough to notice so many blunders committed by ANC? At least DA talks the talk and walk the walk , ANC crawls instead of walking the walk. We might be products of inferior education, that does not mean we should turn this blog into a mediocre.

      Bonkers - 2012-06-11 15:42

      The reason that the youth wage subsidy is getting the attention again is because of the DA's march. COSATU acted like a thug and lost sympathy. If anyone has learned a lesson it is COSATU I think.

      Audrey - 2012-06-11 17:33

      Yes nkosi, a good lesson was taught to everyone that day. Everyone can now see your true colours. Thanks for the education.

  • nhlanhla.ndlovu.10 - 2012-06-11 12:30

    Still making a mistake which almost cost innocent people's lives.I do not see the reasoning behind marching to opponents bases instead of marching into govt institutions.

      Dylan.rid - 2012-06-11 12:33

      Government backs the subsidy you ape

      Kala - 2012-06-11 12:53

      The Premier's Office is a government institution. Read it again.

      eil33nn - 2012-06-11 12:58

      they are marching to government...provincial government...

      MarkusNicholas - 2012-06-11 13:54

      Ye gods, the stupidity never ceases to amaze me!! How you dare to comment when you cannot even read boggles the mind!

      Bonkers - 2012-06-11 15:43

      COSATU is blocking the subsidy. The ANC and government support it.

  • Mandy - 2012-06-11 12:33

    DA is for everybody....... DA is the way to go. Good luck.

      sifiso.msimango - 2012-06-11 14:03

      I may better wipe my a*****s with my vote and flush it rather than giving it to headless da

      Loo - 2012-06-11 14:17

      Wiping my ass with you sounds good too

      Kala - 2012-06-11 14:58

      I wouldn't touch him Loo. You have no idea where he's been

      Rob - 2012-06-11 15:07

      Loo...Lol...You are talking asswiping with a name like Loo. My fingers getting itchy on this keyboard.

  • JAbu.R15 - 2012-06-11 12:33

    What I do not understand is what race has got to do with this march. As far as I am concerned DA is marching for south african youth, ofwhich blacks are a majority. So why is this platform turned into a black on white war of words and vise versa? I am not a DA supporter, but I support the course, why Cosatu is against this is beyond me! So guys let's unite fighting against unemployement stop attacking each other that whites did this and the black did that! thats so flipping wrong nje!

      Dave - 2012-06-11 12:41

      Well said, JAbu! This is the reason why I stopped commenting on these forums... I'm so fed up with it always turning to race (BOTH sides are guilty!).

      emile.marais - 2012-06-11 12:55

      Jabu, it's all propaganda. There is a war of ideology on and the 'activist' need to be vocal. Meantime learners in the rural Eastern Cape have to deal with this: But I guess statements of white privilege, fake black DA supporters and dumb ANC voters are arbitrary to those children's suffering.

      Mark - 2012-06-11 13:39

      Kabelo you contradict yourself. You say black graduates will get the job last but then you admit there are quotas which are filled by those same black graduates? Really now, it is obvious you are just a troll merely trying to debate for the sake of debate.

      Dave - 2012-06-11 13:47

      @kabelo.leepile: What you are saying was definitely the case during the early days of our democracy back when black workers still had little experience and no tertiary education, but I don't experience this at all anymore. At my last company and at my current company, my black colleagues were and are very skilled and they don't get any preference and definitely aren't considered token by anyone else. This applies to my black varsity friends who I graduated with in 2009. It's good to see how our country is slowly maturing.

  • zwai.mbiza - 2012-06-11 12:34

    Go democratic alliance go we are behind you guys,many young people are not working this can make change in their lives.those who against with the idea coz it is not from anc I feel sorry for them.

  • Keith - 2012-06-11 12:40

    You DA can stand on your heads and whistle thru your poepsakke together but DA will never get into power in South Africa bottom line.

      JAbu.R15 - 2012-06-11 12:49

      Never say never boss. check the local election results. by how many % did the ANC win? you know there is a young generation coming which knows nothing about what MAndela did for this country, those who arre at unversities studying politcs who believe they can make a difference. Our mothers who have been voting AC because tehy wanted grants and RDP house will pass on, then the next generation who will be so educated they dont need to stay in RDP house will emerge, then what? DO you think they will still vote for corruption, unemployment? nepotism and the list go on? the answer is no they wont. so if you think the power wont fall back to the hands of whites then think again. ANC should get its house in order and stop being arrogant

      emile.marais - 2012-06-11 13:19

      White people will never rule South Africa ever again, at least not directly. OvaprivilegedWhitey has a point about white privilege (economic control can be a very powerful influence, and let's be frank - Black Africans need to be economically self sustaining). Remember, the DA is not the only opposition party in South Africa and new opposition parties may yet arise. But for the ANC ruling this country perpetually? Hell no.

  • keith.recore - 2012-06-11 12:40

    wake up government, business and leaders from unions and all political parties. They youth and all unemployed want jobs, so they can have money, so they can pay bills, so they can buy things. If they are buying things, it means more jobs for retail and services, which means profits. Wake up, join forces and get people working. Doesn't matter what party is doing it, but all should be joining forces and just turn the tide.

  • duma.nkabinde - 2012-06-11 12:45

    Mama Zille you seem to have mastered the skill of singing and dancing your way to the highest office in the land, but maybe you should try explaining what this youth wage subsidy is in 11 official languages. If you don't the same black people you've been dressing up in blue will be knocking at your doorstep looking for 423 000 jobs.

      jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-06-11 13:00

      Ja, you do know this is an anc policy and the DA is just supporting it since they anc has zero back bone to implement their own solutions cos they care to much what cosatu thinks...

      Phillys - 2012-06-11 13:34

      typical lazy ANC "sappotta". Go to : and click on the various sub headings on the picture that opens up in front of you!! Then you can read all about it lard arse!!

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-11 12:46

    One of the reason why ANC is going loose more support in 2014 election is because of the higher unemployment, especially from young people, if they are not tired yet of this goverment who keeps making useless promises, l will be very suprised,anyway Good luck to DA.

  • Busani - 2012-06-11 12:48

    BIG UP TO THE DA. All the way

  • tshep0 - 2012-06-11 12:59

    Tea lady doesnt need bio-slim or herbex,thanks to the march.

      Phillys - 2012-06-11 13:35

      talking about your mother? do you even know who she is?

      makenawn - 2012-06-11 13:52

      Sorry boet you lack intelligence, play the ball not a person, you are red carded

      Audrey - 2012-06-11 17:53

      Wow, really? Is tea lady the best you can come up with?

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-06-11 18:55

      tshep0 need a brain transplant

  • Quentin - 2012-06-11 13:02

    Good luck with the march, it a start, but will the ppl with fuzzy logic approve the youth wage subsidy.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-06-11 13:09

    as long as the procession does not via the taxi rank

      Abby - 2012-06-11 13:34

      No must not via Cosatu regional office, these coconut girls just don't get it sometimes. If it is against the masses let it go before hell breaks out.

  • Bzeng - 2012-06-11 13:15

    Any economic idea to improve and maintain high standard of living, i support. Atleast this party is concerned about economic failure that wil bring food into many hungry homes than using race cards and propaganda to get votes. Viva DA viva

      johann.visser.98 - 2012-06-11 13:21

      well said bzeng......

  • johann.visser.98 - 2012-06-11 13:16

    GO DA,show the ANC how support to the youth of RSA should be done....To all those still voting ANC look and learn how things should be done.And seriously to the people that think the DA is about whites only you must get a life and embrace hardwork and no corruption,and clever thinking for the all people.

  • Dale - 2012-06-11 13:19

    Everything is about race. The Anc also use the race card in everything that they do.. the fool follows a fools word. Let go off topic for abit. Google translate does not have any black language in it... Now i want to know is google racist??? Because everything that a white does is concidered racist to a black man. Another example is this. Xbox! When Xbox Kinect came out, How many people here knew that the motion sensor couldnt pick up black people?? Now i know i went of topic with the whole google and xbox thing before im trying to prove a point that regardless of the matter at hand if is has whites and black people involved it will be labeled racism .

      emile.marais - 2012-06-11 13:36

      Logic will be tossed out of the window for the sake of populism.

  • connie.mkhasibe - 2012-06-11 13:34

    Ndive kusithwa nilungiselela ukuya eMphiti ningikhonzela uma nifa yisbhaxu laphaya ha!I'm scared.

  • Teuneman - 2012-06-11 13:37

    I will employ 2 people if I get a wage subsidy.

      Teuneman - 2012-06-11 13:55

      Why do you thumbs down me? I have a small business, wage subsidy will give someone a job and it will help me grow my company which in turn will provide more jobs. But some people can't see further than their R100 in their wallet.

  • Mavhungu Vincent - 2012-06-11 13:37

    Youth subsidy it will never solve the poverty at all. Drugs usage it is going to increase. Just because DA it is the opposition, they will always say everything impossible to get votes...... Whose gonna pay for subsidy?

      makenawn - 2012-06-11 13:47

      How do you know that will have a problem of drugs.Give the solution don't just shoot down the idea without giving alternatives

      Michael - 2012-06-11 13:48

      The government (ANC!!) has already put aside billions for the wage subsidy. It's only Cosatu that is stalling the process!! This is not a DA policy, it was actually put forward by the ANC - at least the ANC and DA are on the same page with this one!

      Steve - 2012-06-11 14:00

      The very same people who have being paying all the billions stolen from the country's revenue for the last 20 years. Where the hell do you think the money comes from?

      pravda.che - 2012-06-11 14:26

      well R5bn is 5000 new cars. so next year, the government does not need to splurge on new E300 mercs for the idiots who crash them into walls on weekends after a pissup.

      Charnelle - 2012-06-11 16:10

      Draaaaaaaaaaaaags! Yeah lets take drugs! Not to sure where this comes from??

  • Serame - 2012-06-11 13:52

    First drop the labour broker at Pick N Pay..tell the world that u're promoting labour broking...This march is senseless and radiculous..this matter is still on the Nedlac table for further observation..and Zille is a prominent member in why doesn't she use the parliament platform to raise her concerns???Cheap politicing indeed..

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-11 14:21

      Actually not Serame. The ANC had the Spear issue scheduled for court and still arranged a march on the Goodman gallery. They also childishly called for a boycott of City Press. Why did they not respect the judicial process? As much as I disagree with mass action, it seems the only way to get what you want in this country. And we can thank our ruling party for that culture.

      Tim - 2012-06-11 14:22

      Just for the sake of clarity: Helen Zille is not a member of Parliament, she is the Premier of the Western Cape. Lindiwe Mazibuko is the Leader of the DA in Parliament, and she has already raised the matter of the Youth Wage Subsidy there, in support of President Zuma and the ANC's policy on the Youth Wage Subsidy. COSATU is blocking it.COSATU is not a political party and is not, therefore, directly represented in Parliament, only indirectly by virtue of its membership of the Tripartite Alliance. There is nowhere else but on the streets that the DA and especially SA's unemployed youth (who, by definition as "unemployed", cannot be members of a Trade Union, COSATU linked or otherwise) can express their concerns directly to COSATU. As I see it, in the Pietermaritzburg march the DA was declaring its support for and encouragement of Premier Mkhize's endorsement of an ANC policy. Isn't democracy strange and wonderful?

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-06-11 18:47

      Well said Tim please copy it to the main comment page, to make matters clear for the ignorant commenters!

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-11 13:57

    Between the unions and ANC subsidiaries we apparently had something like 6000 marches a year in SA. Now that the DA seems to have developed a taste for it, we can expect many more. Wish someone could work out the marches' negative cost to our economy. Might put a thing or two in perspective.

  • eric.klopper - 2012-06-11 14:18

    So there is only six million tax payers in SA of which only two million contribute more than their welfare requirements. Out of the two million tax payers funds, a large amount disappears into government hands without ever being seen again. The government is going ahead with their national health insurance plans which will eventually use up R376 Billion+ a year of tax payers money, according to them. To put that into perspective, R376 Billion divided by 2 Million tax payers = R188 000 extra per tax payer per year. That means every month each middle class and upwards tax payer will be expected to pay a further R15 666 per month in taxes just to accommodate the NHI Ad to this the interesting story that came out of Messina a while ago where it was reported that the Messina state hospital is filled to capacity with Zimbabwean woman giving birth, so that they could claim a subsidy from the SA government, due to their "Dependent" Now the DA is shouting for a Youth Subsidy? This will be added to the burden of the SA tax payers. Only is SA do you pronounce DA, Do'h

  • pravda.che - 2012-06-11 14:20

    what i do not understand is why not allow our youth to do a 24 month work trial. in most cases the companies will keep the new employees, and so what if they retire the older incompetent morons, with the baas will redo the job anyway attitude. the days when the white baas had to teach the employee the same job every day for a week are over. now its do the job i have showed you or you can sweep the floors. and to hell with what the labour contract says. south africa has one of the highest labour costs in the world. why do you think the kitchen factories are closing, and the companies are importing the kitchens from everywhere but here. it costs cheaper to manufacture and import a medium range to luxury kitchen from europe than to manufacure it locally. i wonder why? its called unskilled or i do not care labour. if we teach our youth to do the job properly the first time, we will not only create a larger compitent labour pool but a larger pool of people that would want to start their own little companies.

  • herman.mosima - 2012-06-11 14:41

    By the way this is an ANC idea. I support the wage subsidy on condition that companies that are bee level 2 compliant and black owned are the target. i dont vote ANC anymore and will never vote DA.

      Bonkers - 2012-06-11 15:51

      It is a DA idea. The ANC and government adopted from them, that is why the DA supports it so strongly.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-06-11 18:37

      Herman vote kiss

  • jackie.stone.501 - 2012-06-11 15:37

    DA Supporters demand work, from who? Why not march to helen

  • phumlani.mbatha - 2012-06-11 15:42

    we must not be made believe that wage subsidy is needed more than land. the culture of handouts is not sustainable, and its not what we need right now.

      Bonkers - 2012-06-11 15:53

      How does land help give a black graduate practical skills?

      Charnelle - 2012-06-11 17:20

      Yip, the culture of handouts is definitely not sustainable, especially when it comes to handing out land.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-06-11 17:26

      Nando add is not going to work for you.

  • Charnelle - 2012-06-11 15:45

    I almost couldnt believe what I read! This is a march for something meaninfull and not a painting? My word!

  • philas.ntuli - 2012-06-11 16:22

    rather vote for KISS than voting for this racist party DA.

      Audrey - 2012-06-11 17:59

      Explain why they are racist.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-06-11 18:35

      Yes there are a lot of kissing going on at that party, you will enjoy it

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-06-11 17:31

    If only we could have DA Teacher's union maybe. ANC can maech not DA

  • Seena - 2012-06-11 17:57

    so yesterday party poor DA, even the tea party understands occupy wall street

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