DA launches million jobs campaign

2012-07-26 14:41

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance will launch a national campaign this weekend aimed at creating a million jobs, the party said on Thursday.

"We want to show South Africa just how seriously we take the jobs crisis. The DA has the plan and the political will to create millions of jobs," said spokesperson Mmusi Maimane.

He said DA leader Hellen Zille would launch the drive at the Freedom Park in Pretoria on Saturday.

"This will be the biggest campaign the DA has ever embarked upon outside of elections," he said.

He said Zille would present the DA’s plan for growth and jobs, a document which underpinned this campaign.

"This plan is the culmination of many hours, days, weeks and months of intense debate in the party about how best to grow the economy and create jobs."

The campaign would be based around five key themes, namely education for jobs, helping people start their own businesses, giving young job-seekers a youth wage subsidy, building infrastructure for growth and lowering taxes for greater investment.

Maimane said the party had consulted economists and economic institutions in South Africa and from around the world on the plan.

"Our objective is to speak to as many South Africans as possible, to tell them about our plan to create more jobs and grow the economy. And we want people to hear, loud and clear, that the only way to change their circumstances is to use the power of their vote," he said.

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 14:48

    "This plan is the culmination of many hours, days, weeks and months of intense debate in the party about how best to grow the economy and create jobs." Do you understand that ANC?

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-07-26 15:02

      gavin, it doesn't really matter if the ANC understand it or not, the point is they don't care about the jobless, poor service or anything, they only care about keeping the massses believing their BS and staying in power so that they can continue to self enrich, Bardy I so hope you are right.

      msendi - 2012-07-26 15:07

      Nice idea… just do it for the people, not with an intention of competing with the ANC because you will end up loosing the battle…

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-07-26 15:31

      msendi, The ANC need to to do the very same thing to serve their citizens and address the issue of unemployment. Why then should the DA do the very thing the ANC is supposed to do, yet the ANC should still want to stay in power? Its like making someone else do a job you were meant to to do, and you get the money and the congratulations for a job well done. Your comment is downright scary!!!!!!!

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 15:40

      Leonard It's not so bad being white! should try it!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-26 15:44

      Leonard, its morons like you that prevents this awesome country from becoming the best it can be. You still see black and white. Get that chip off your shoulder and realise that most whites do not want apartheid back, or hate blacks. We want this country to be as amazing as we know it is.

      ray.priestley.79 - 2012-07-26 15:55

      Leonard-so you are admitting you are blatant racists?

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-07-26 15:57

      Leonard, why can a black person vote for a white person. That is a bit racist is it not? It is about what the party can do for the are taking a beating from the (black) government...why carry on voting for them. Don't act like an abused child wanting to protect the abusive parent.

      Phelamanga - 2012-07-26 16:14

      @Leonard. Sorry you think that way. It's not about blacks and whites. It's about being South African and thinking about what's good for all South Africans who are alive today and who will be alive in the future. Whites are people and South Africans as well. But for your information, the DA is over-60 percent Black and 100% South African, and the numbers are growing. The DA is everywhere now, and they at least have the intellect to consult people who are knowledgeable, capable, and who can relate to today's world, not like the ANC/SACP/Cosatu which rely on the theories of four dead old foreign white men and one dead Chinese man as a way to run the country. We need today's solution for today's problems, and the DA are actually the vanguard of this movement. Next time you vote, decide on whether to be a South African and vote for South Africa, or to vote for the four dead white men and one Chinese man.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-07-26 16:28

      Leonard, I hope you read the comments where people have answered your blog, it is in your hands to make a difference, listen and read, see all the good the DA do, read and see all the damage the incompetent ANC does, you will not be voting a racist white government into power if you vote DA, you will be voting for a much much better S Africa for everybody, give it a go you have nothing to lose.

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 17:26

      My only comment craig (Is that an English name btw?) you are thick with a really nice name!

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-27 06:44

      No Craig it's not that's the best I could, or anyone could do! It's just no one really cares what your little racist pea brain thinks! Don't get me wrong you are thick!

      Jellyarse - 2012-07-27 06:55

      There is quite a simple solution to all this racist crap! Whites making up approximately 10% of the population must leave South Africa and be entitled to Citizenship of The Republic of the Democratic Cape ( being the current Western Cape Province, making up approximately 10% of the land). All will be welcome, all races, creeds + religions and it will be open to immigration on the same terms and conditions as other Democratic countries - based on the ability of that person to make a meaningful contribution to society in general. So, The New republic in a very short period, will: 1. Have the largest GDP in Africa 2. Have the best agricultural productivity 3. Have an incorrigible Leader Set 4. Have positive business indices. 5. Have negative inflation 6. Have the lowest unemployment rate in Africa. 7. Be lived in and governed by happy contented people. 8. Have a compulsory minimum schooling system 9. Have the best healthcare system in Africa. 10. be a truly Rainbow Nation. But alas, it will take the almost total destruction of South Africa, it's economy and it's wonderful cultures by the current and near future leaders before true re-building can start. So, so sad. Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

      msendi - 2012-07-27 08:39

      @tasmee.hylkema… For the DA to win elections in future, it must do something now because whatever ANC is doing today will help them in their elections campaign. They are doing this campaign for the people and they will end up benefiting in future. If they want to be successful, they must do their thing as if ANC doesn't exist, why? Because whatever the negative things they will say about the ANC will cause the ANC to respond. The advantage of the ANC is that they have an eloquent people who knows what the masses want to hear…

      avuyile.mali.7 - 2012-07-27 08:54

      All GOOD a plan... Such was the ANC when it wanted power... DA is NO saint either, get them in power, they'll proove you wrong.... Reality Check: How many times have they been probed by the Public Protector for corruption.... The entire POLITICAL SYSTEM in South Africa is corrupt. Zille's no better, Zuma is worse...

      farmfreund - 2012-07-27 13:21

      The DA cant winn an election in SA at least not for now, but they seem to keep the Anc in line

      Eli - 2012-07-27 14:47

      Bardy, I think they will do it bro. Helen is awesome. She isnt a Christian, but hey, she does care for the people in this country unlike Zooooma and the rest of the dumb cabinet... and Dummy JUJU obviously!

      Eli - 2012-07-27 14:49

      Leonard Obviously wants to stay in the GUTTER. Whoever votes ANC wants is not a lover of South Africa. Whoever Votes ANC is a hater of South Africa and they are people who are either uneducated or Blind and Deaf and dumb, or they are being blackmailed.

      ndoyisile.sekwati - 2012-07-28 11:12

      This is just a lip service DA is doing, if they want or really meant why they don't start implementing it here in Western Cape where the run the province, go to khayelitsha and see number of unemployment, housing crises, poverty level. I wish they come to their senses that Wage subsidy is not workable solution or DA want to explode people more. We wish Zille well with the dance again not implementation, dance, dance. Ndoyisile

      diegofrank.faul - 2012-07-28 14:39

      well this sounds like what Zuma said few years back he did infact lodge a million jobs compaign after many hours,days,weeks and mouths of intense dedate in the party about how best to grow the economy and create jobs. The DA only now realise you need to create jobs what the ANC has been saying all along.

  • andre.marx - 2012-07-26 14:50

    Let me do my duty and contribute to this campaign!! Re-introduce school inspecters. Re-open collages for nursing training. Re-open teacher training collages. Re-introduce the apprentice system. This alone will create about 400 000 positions. The anc could not figure this out in 18 years. Simply no cure for stupitity.

      Alonso - 2012-07-26 15:01

      Spot on Andre!!

      Mark - 2012-07-26 15:11


      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-07-26 15:20

      @Andre. Nice one! You could have added: Build RDP houses, build schools, build roads, build universities, build infrastucture for public transport. I hope Helen and co made a stop in some Eastern countries, e.g. South Korea.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-07-26 16:52

      Andre, also add the Best Qualified Person for the job.. For all your proposed the "Currently Disadvantaged" will make it work. I just hope the DA also read these comments?

      Eli - 2012-07-27 14:53

      Awesome Andre! I just hope old Helen sees this and makes it happen. Apprentice System is a really excellent idea.

      diegofrank.faul - 2012-07-28 14:40

      you forgot something Mr marx Re-introduce apartheid.DA couldn't figure this out that people need jobs ANC has been saying that all along

      festivalj - 2012-08-06 16:46


  • - 2012-07-26 14:54

    Thats a nyc One DA, The people of SA needs Uuuuuuu,

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-07-26 15:03

    Fire our incompetent governemt. This act alone would create thousands of jobs.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-26 15:06

    Why can't the rooling putty think of this? The DA is leading the way again...

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 15:59

      what have they done besides talking?

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-26 16:02

      @azande ~ They're not in power are they? Rather let us ask you what the cANCer has done other than destroy? We're waiting .......

      Ratfink66 - 2012-07-26 16:04

      I can answer that one used the word "think".

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 16:06

      @Irene, they have power in WC, what have they done there besides filling us with myths and telling us what the ANC is not doing? AG recent audit report suggets something about their own governance. did you see what it is?

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 16:40

      @christelle, I'm sure that report is from your dream. Wakey wakey. KZN is the best province (least worst). WC is number 3 dear.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-26 20:12

      @azande ~ Still waiting, you haven't answered the question. Or maybe you can't?

      Eli - 2012-07-27 15:14

      @Azande. You are a stupid stupid girl. Did you know? Obviously, people of the same kind stick together... So you clearly have no brains, just like the government you stick with, who does absolutely nothing but screw up this country more and more!

      Eli - 2012-07-27 15:17

      @ Azande. KZN is not the best Province. It is run by mental, tribal Zulus who are violent and well.... mental. Just like our president! That might be why you like it, because you are also of tribal mentality! There is no king here.

      diegofrank.faul - 2012-07-28 14:42

      they have done this and implemented it the DA is saying the same story the ANC has been saying. you did not listen to it before because it was said by the ANC you are too racist to listen to what the government plans are even through they are everywhere for all to see

  • TshilidziPhuravhathu - 2012-07-26 15:06

    DA 1 - 0 ANC

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 16:08

      @craig, spot on.

      alex.marshall.944023 - 2012-07-26 17:50

      Craig, I do like that saying... and you demonstrate its truth so well.

      Boy - 2012-07-26 18:34

      @Craig...yes, and I believe you have got first hand experiance of that with your empty canister you call your scull.

      rudi.debeer.5 - 2012-07-26 20:44

      Next election it will be Anc 50% Da 30% and the ratio will keep on coming down. More and more South Africans are seeing things like they are.

  • Alonso - 2012-07-26 15:09

    Nice one, SA needs this desperately. Let us all hope the campaign doen not die a political death! Here's my bit: Good idea to help people start businesses, if you want success in this area campaign to reduce the cost of doing business, that is red tape, all the laws that needs complying with, large corporate & governmental mentality of paying sme's late (here we should have an automatic 10% penalty payable to small business if payment terms are disregarded), reduce income tax for sme's, stop the backhanders and tender corruption to make the playing field even (small business does not have the means to "buy" contracts as is done by large corporates.

      justin.massyn - 2012-07-27 08:07

      One of the best suggestions ever!!

  • Simon - 2012-07-26 15:12

    Scenario: I would like to hire a junior member of staff for a technical position. The technikons produce plenty of suitable applicants, but none have experience. I, as a business owner, am to scared to hire someone because if he/she turns out to be hopeless I am stuck. Relax the labour laws and the situation changes. I hire and fire as many applicants as necessary until I find the "right" one. Result is one less person out of work, and a few others with a little work experience.

      nathi.mabena - 2012-07-26 15:22

      That is why you have a probation period. if they dont work out in 3 to six months you can fire them just like that. Judging from your comment it seems you only want the labour laws relaxed for abuse.

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 16:16

      @bardy, here you get thumbed down for saying nothing. Pathetic.

      Tasneem - 2012-07-26 16:18

      it was adele.kruger and stefan.vanderspuy...come guys...stop it....stop thumbs downing ok.

      Tasneem - 2012-07-26 16:44

      i just guessing here, but i'd say simon.pearce.790 might differ with you on what constitutes "nothing"...cos for a second there i thought you were accusing him of being a serial law breaker and fraudster...probably just me :/

      nathi.mabena - 2012-07-26 17:17

      I wonder if all those "thumbs down" can substantiate them? or are they too pissed because i am merely stating the obvious? Fact is that there is nothing wong with our labour laws, just that people think because we have a high unemployment rate they can fire and hire as they please.

      Tasneem - 2012-07-26 17:29

      if you cant do the job, then you cant do the job, and you should leave or be fired and make way for someone who can. businesses are not charities...keep hiring incompetent ppl and you'll soon be out of business as well as all the retrenchments

  • john.morreira.9 - 2012-07-26 15:13

    No doubt the ANC/COSATO/SACP gang, will do everything they can to stymie this initiative.

      thabo.mabaso - 2012-07-26 15:44

      i have no reason to believe anything from a party that paid an old woman to come on national TV and say she has been assisted by the DA to get a house when there was never such a house and its just a political ploy...that's sickening from a party that claims to be an alternative party from the anc.

  • anthony.vanwijk.73 - 2012-07-26 15:15

    Well done DA, it looks like you have to do everything these days....

  • lmapheto - 2012-07-26 15:15

    If this is anything to go by...the best of luck...we need jobs...i had a brief conversation with a homeless man during my lunch break and we shared a drink...i got the whole story about how he ended up in the streets...asking him what can change his life "if i can get a JOB, ngi nga juba istandi and build a house" mind you the man was sitting on the banch alone outside a mall and people were pressed in few banches avoiding him because of his hardearned perfume...eish i need to get back to work...

  • nadineelvina.francis - 2012-07-26 15:18

    Now watch Cosatu and the ANC try to destroy this wonderfull deed by making it a circus and by calling Zille all sorts of names. Who is going to throw the 1st brick Cosatu / ANC ? Well done to the DA.

      luvo.duba - 2012-07-26 16:05

      Well done???Its just in black and white,nothing has been implemented yet.....

  • shannon.moffett.9 - 2012-07-26 15:27

    @ Leonard. Seriously? This many years after democracy and you still look at persons in terms of the colour of their skins? I know I dont! Shame - surely more important that skin colour is integrity, work ethic, the way they treat other people, etc etc etc!

      Leonard Mokgotlhwe - 2012-07-26 15:37

      Shannon we saw what they did during the time when they in power ,DA and National party are the same

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-26 15:47

      @Leonard ~ You are extremely ignorant. Obviously cANCer never delivered books to your school either!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-26 15:51

      He, and many others, have clearly been brainwashed

      patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-07-26 18:19

      Leonard get rid of you inferiority complex and start doing things. these laws are terrible because we in the private business are stuck with useless workers. It is better not to give people work and keep the company small.

      TSR01 - 2012-07-26 18:39

      @Leonard Mokgotlhwe: No, actually, the National Party dissolved and the majority of its constituents partnered with the ANC; if you took greater care to note the MP's in power as of 1994 you would either quickly correct your statement or go hide under your bridge, like the troll you are.

  • mveleli.mbombo - 2012-07-26 15:38

    why not start at western cape with your plan after that then you can start thinking about the whole country.....DA has not been any better than the ANC all they do is take to court every ANC mistake....

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 15:47

      It's called making people accountable for their actions!!

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 16:27

      @mveleli, good point. they must start implementing it in WC. If it works, I bet people will vote DA come next elections. But hey, they can't do any better coz they know only how to spoof words out of their mouths while having their hands inside their pockets.

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-07-26 15:40

    They may not be perfect, but at least the DA tries to actually do something instead of just talking bull. Let's hope that their plan does create jobs and opportunities for people :)

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-07-26 15:41

    The anc will try to side track this plan... QUESTION: What will the anc do to take the attention away from the DA...and try to dampen the publicity they will get for this plan?

  • braamc - 2012-07-26 15:50

    The DA care for the people. Viva DA

      mphozana.manfred - 2012-07-26 16:23

      Sure it does, but not for the people, only for the minority.

      Tasneem - 2012-07-26 16:53

      well, we did vote for them...

      charnelle.bester - 2012-07-28 15:13

      Tasneem!!! Spot on! WE VOTED FOR THEM!

  • azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 15:54

    Wow that’s good news. I can’t wait to hear the plan. I bet the plan will require ANC to do something for it to work and blame ANC for it not being implementable. Typical hypocritical tendencies. Just can’t believe DA. They talk much but do little.

      lwazi.sibiya.10 - 2012-07-26 16:04

      Spot on!Without funding their strategy is doomed, they are just punting votes and playing with poor peoples emotions. mxm

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 16:12

      @lwazi, DA is a mickey mouse party. they really cannot do anything better. recent report of AG is telling us exactly who the hell they are. Talk talk but less in doing. I'm sick of their dirty tricks tht play with poor people's emotions.

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-07-26 16:48

      You people live in lalaland!

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 17:22

      You guys are hilarious!! completely thick, but none the less hilarious!

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 17:38

      @gavin, "thick" is that the only word you learned from your father's farm school? You're over-using it. All your comments start with "you are thick".

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 17:53

      Now that's just proved you're thick!

      Billy - 2012-07-26 22:07

      jys dom

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-07-26 15:56

    If they can't get good audit results as a metro or able to fight gangsterism in just one tiny province. How will they be able to create sustainable livelyhood in a country as big as South Africa? DA is just playing with peoples emotion to secure narrow political propagandas!

      azande.futhi - 2012-07-26 16:21

      irresponsible and cheap politicing from DA. But hey, they are digging their own grave. the more you promise and fail, the more people turn their backs on you. AG report revealed the first failed promise by DA.

      Tasneem - 2012-07-26 16:50

      more gems!

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-07-26 16:16

    Leonard Mokgotlhwe is yet another product from the ANC’s poor education system, voter-brainwashed, ill informed, etc because not even a person with a half a brain will place a comment like “DA problem is you are whites we can not vote for U”

      luvo.duba - 2012-07-26 16:32

      Don't forget apartheid taught him Bantu education.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-07-26 17:07

      Then he should have max brain development

      alex.marshall.944023 - 2012-07-26 18:15

      Funny you mention Steve Biko Craig. It was, afterall, Helen Zille herself who discovered and revealed the truth behind his murder. But i guess that part of the story isn't convenient for you or the ANC. Nevermind, your hatred is and will continue to be your downfall.

      diegofrank.faul - 2012-07-28 15:18

      @craig.demontfortbraganca u are so well informed and understand the previous and the current struggle. we must start a black movement to take on the DA within the ANC youth league.

  • casskot - 2012-07-26 16:18

    Viva DA Viva !!! to the party with the better options and solutions for all .

      Wesley Bischoff - 2012-07-27 00:12

      Shame Craig you have some serious issues. No one ever said that apartheid and what happened must be forgotten, but it must be forgiven and reconciled. How can you move on and build a great nation when stuck in the past, always blaming something that ended nearly 20 years ago?

  • O.J. - 2012-07-26 16:52

    Dankie Tannie Helen.

  • derek.robins - 2012-07-26 16:55

    Racist comments like the ones uttered below are the reason we have become such a cynical nation. The ANC only remains in power because it keeps its focus on race , its founders must be turning in their graves...Mandela must be in such pain to see what the party he fought so hard for has become. Arent we the so called rainbow nation? What happened to that sentiment? Blocked out by propaganda...and blind hatred where is the reconciliation we fought so hard for? The ANC has failed us as a nation, if anyone bothers to read the paper anymore you will see the constant abuse of power..just look at selebi.....hes got friends in high power and hes been let out of prison (finally sheik has the golfing partner he always wanted)

  • derek.robins - 2012-07-26 17:00

    If Mandela ever read some of the posts on this site he'd probably wonder what he fought for.... why do some have to make it all about race, its not , its simply whats best for the country. that is the question one needs to ask. So do you vote for a party who cant even control its own members (look at Malema)...who abuses power, or do you vote for the party who had turned Capetown into one of the most well run city's in the world? Do you want your country to run like Capetown or do you want it to be run into the ground?

      luvo.duba - 2012-07-26 17:34

      I'm sure you one of the whites that think mandela is the only Darkie that's civilized in SA.STFU!

  • vmeiring1 - 2012-07-26 17:05

    The DA is the future for a corruption free country, for a better future for our children and us. The current regime is stealing all this countries reserves, everything is getting more and more expensive, and it's only their alliance friends benefitting and riding the gravy train

      diegofrank.faul - 2012-07-28 15:14

      yes the DA wont be corrupt like in the apartheid years it will just make sure you don't here anything about it because they control the media moss. that is why you don't know their corruption.they also deploy cadres but you never here about it because they control the media

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 17:30

    One thing these ANC supporters on this site forget...they have computers or at least access to them....They speak for themselves! The people, they forget about are the people who do not have access to computers & are sick of this corrupt ANC wha has done nothing for them!! p.s you Trolls, you don't have as much power as you think you do...the times coming...!! (fact)

      sean.mkhize.1 - 2012-07-26 17:42

      And you Gavin speak for the poor!! Well done

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 17:54

      That's my point which obviously you failed to understand!!...You don't speak for them!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-26 20:17

      @Craig (fancy name without the fancy mentality) ~ Who cares who you as an individual votes for because you're backing the losing, filthy, corrupt cANCer. But here's the rub, there are a whole lot of individuals who are seeing the light and the DA is gaining ground at a faster rate than you can panic. Get used to it .... tick tock.

      vandeventer.sarel - 2012-07-26 21:25

      So u are the same guys living in a shack at the back of your rdp house which you are renting out!! Last year 11 billion rand was lost to corruption. 11 000 000 000. The anc you vote for took it. What do you say about that?

      Wesley Bischoff - 2012-07-27 00:05

      Do you perhaps know the names of all the Khoi-San people that your ancestors murdered and tortured? Hmmm not nice when your "stuck in the past" mentality is used on you, eh? Moron

      diegofrank.faul - 2012-07-28 14:56

      it's like you call those people with no access to come and use your computer so that they can voice their views neh Gavin. you whites are so naive you know nothing about blacks. you don't even know any African language but you were born in Africa. by African language i don't mean that fake disgrantled Dutch man language called Afrikaans.

  • sean.mkhize.1 - 2012-07-26 17:36

    Guess which province has the highest rate of service delivery protests....Guest which province has the highest gangsters crime......Guess which province has the highest stabbing incidences....Guess which province has the highest income desperation....One answer to all of this ...WESTERN CAPE.....Guess who runs WESTERN CAPE.....DA. I rest my case!!! DA is just full of it!

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-07-26 17:57

      Yes & voted best province in SA...go figure!

  • sello.papo - 2012-07-26 19:15

    anything to create jobs we welcome it as anc

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-26 20:18

      Yes, typical cANCer. Always riding on the tailcoats of others.

  • rocky.bell.927 - 2012-07-26 22:03

    sean.mkhize1 @17;26 ...and your point?????? The WC is a refugee destination for people from all the failed provinces controlled by the anc – more so the total disfunct EC. Land is limited in the WC – and by the way WHO IS RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT IN A PROVINCE - YES the cANCer that is failing ALL people - NOT THE DA. Fransman and Ehrenreich are the chief instigators leading people to strike and demolish. They only do it for their own political advantage. Gangsters have nothing to contribute to any province - your arguement is feeble and irrelevant in this regard. "Province with the highest income desperation........" True ... with so many refugees from other provinces descending on the "working" province it is obvious the parasites will earn less than the average. Now how difficult is that - F Idiot !!

      lotus.river.5 - 2012-07-27 07:17

      So is gauteng my dear.the country historically has economic hubs in certain provinces,such as. Cape town,johanesburg, don't see joburgers doing backflips about all the people coming there from all over the country.south africa,all of it,is for all who leave in it.peple come to economic hubs for work and opportunities,only in cape town are they called \parasites\ and \refugees\.they are our brothers and sisters looking for economic opportunities and in a way,the enrich their adoptive province.gauteng has never made a hooha about it.adjust your mentality my dear,you are the problem.are you going to tell me your parents and great grandparents and great great grandparents just happened to be created and dropped in cape town?do a little bit of family history and you will find that people move,all the time, and if an area is doing well,more people will move there.the rpovince benefits,it gets a biggere budget alocation,more brains etc.and if those people need housing,adnt he national policies allow it,fight the national policies and stop referring to people as infections.

      rocky.bell.927 - 2012-07-27 12:53

      ".........economic hubs in certain provinces......." PORT ELIZABETH, EAST LONDON, UMTATA ETC ETC ETC...Stop being ignorant

      lotus.river.5 - 2012-07-27 18:27

      Of course you'll say that!we are talking about size here,not just what is defined as a city geographically.I bet deep down you know you are the ignorant moron here,I'll repeat:cape town,joburg and durban.I mentioned those three for a reason dear

  • rocky.bell.927 - 2012-07-26 22:14

    Ja and remember zoooooomer promising 500,000 jobs and actually lost a million in the same period!!!!!!!!!! FLMAO The anc can not even organise a p!ss up in a brewery - useless idiots.

  • jmasha3 - 2012-07-26 23:16

    \Million votes campaign\

  • coenraad.vaneeden.5 - 2012-07-27 04:50

    Yes DA show the anc how its done because you know why The new generation under/stand the need for change and is the only hope this county have continue the GOODWORK

  • lotus.river.5 - 2012-07-27 07:06

    Create 200 000 by december 2012 and you have my and family's vote

      rocky.bell.927 - 2012-07-27 13:02

      Who are you to lay down the conditions: "......december 2012....." Even if it takes the DA 5 years they will have achieved 1000% more than the useless cANCer. Remember: the cANCer was directly and indirectly responisble we lost 1,000,000 in a mere 6 months in the recent past. One day, just ONE day the peels will fall off your eyes and see the cANCer what they really are!!

      lotus.river.5 - 2012-07-27 18:18

      You are so dumb to even have a decent debate with,fyi,that will be my first voting ever and of course I have all the rights to lay down the conditions for who I vote for,if they don't meet my demands,as a voter,I'll simply throw in an empty one as I've always done in the past.some of us are not at war here and simply want what's best for the country,be it da,or anc,

      lotus.river.5 - 2012-07-27 18:21

      You are on a much lower level of debate my dear,have you conversation elsewhere with the ancyl!

  • tshego.nkoana - 2012-07-27 07:16

    We'l c abt dat.Talk is cheap!

  • thandazab - 2012-07-27 07:45

    Maybe Ppl who are employed should not comment on this. Becoz you all are bringing your stinking political views on this As a person who stands to benefit if this campaign is successful I don't give a rabbits a$$ where it comes from. If the DA thinks they can solve this problem then I support them 100%. Being unemployed is not cool. Especially after spending years and money at university! So many young ppl have bEen volunteering at government institutions at their own expense. This youth wage subsidy wud help even if just for transport. Ya I've been doing it for the past 2 yrs without a cent from my precious caring government. So it disgust me to hear all you ppl criticizing a good thing just because its not coming from where u want. Because u have no idea how worthless u feel when u don't work. And you go to some place for skills development bt u r treated like a slave on top of not being paid because they know u r hoping n praying that one day something will come up n they will consider u first.

      derrico.heus - 2012-07-27 08:28

      The anc does nothing for those without jobs. They are a shabby government with absolutely useless ministers who should go back to herding cattle. Whilst the anc are in power there is no hope for south africa.

      thandazab - 2012-07-27 10:44

      @Janine. Thank you.

      diegofrank.faul - 2012-07-28 15:07

      how many people were at the university thandaza who were helped by the ANC government funding through financial assistance. don't be stupid without ANC you wouldn't have that degree. The problem is businesses create jobs. the ANC has tried to make blacks to have access to universtity but the truth is businesses are white and alinged to DA and are not willing to accept black in their ranks unless under controlled conditions where blacks can be exploited at no cost to them. hence the DA policies. ask yourself howmany whites graduates like you don't have jobs infact from matric they all get jobs that you cannot get with a degree. it's the truth don't let the DA use your situation.

      thandazab - 2012-07-28 15:55

      @diefrank maybe u should read my comment again. I never made any political statements or criticized the anc or supported the da! I just applauded their effort and asked ppl like u who have selective eyesight, who work to understand our desperation. That we are willing to listen to anything n anyone who says hey here's a solution. Unfortunately for me the anc government has never contributed in educating me unless if u count paying my mom who is just a teacher a salary counts then u could say they financially assisted me. Other than that, that NSFAS thing or bursaries (which are only for the officials kids) do not exist to me. Yipee for those ppl who were assisted! I just want a job. N like I said if the DA has a solution let us hear it n implement it if it is doable! I hate politics and politicians so u will excuse me for not being all loving towards your precious anc or any ada political party for that matter. Iam not a fan of liars, cheaters n thieves!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-07-27 08:35

    Wise and great!

  • sello.mapeka - 2012-07-27 08:59

    Why don't they create those jobs now? Is this not their country too?

      rocky.bell.927 - 2012-07-27 13:13

      Sello - the jobs will all be created by tomorrow!!!!!!! LMAO you obviously don't now how the jobs are created and how the economy works. One cannot create jobs if there is no investment to produce/manufacture/built goods/infratructure etc. We need foreign capital - the capital in our country is limited. Do you think overseas investors will invest in a country where nationalisation of mines, banks and enterprises are advocated. WE HAVE LOST FOREIGN INVESTMENTS OF R1.6 BILLION per month last year after Foolius Dalemma started his nationalisation crap. Makes you think !!

  • jody.beggs - 2012-07-27 08:59

    Well done DA. Damn the man.

  • johleneh - 2012-07-27 13:59

    Seems like very few commentators here understand the principle of Democracy, the MORE competition political parties have THE BETTER, they keep each other in check and this ensures a better run country... just saying

  • B.b. - 2012-07-27 17:46

    That's ANC's style of winning the votes from the masses,,,Campaigning is not new to us (South Africans). Just create jobs and nobody nobody will hinder u from doing that. I'm working through government's interference in my education career. Mayb if we can nationalise everything we can be able to criticise government for not creating jobs for the public. I hv never heard, in my life, any news about government retrenching employees. It's only the private enterprisies who r bringing sabotage to the public by retrenching workers everyday because they are the capitalist, thinking of their income instead of promoting Public-Private relationships to sustain and stimulate job opportunities. Private institutions are bound to exercise social responsibility in partnership with the government, unless if they r working for other countries. I'm disappointed. There is a lack of relationship between private enterprises and government. I'm not speaking out of politics, I'm expressing my common sense in terms of job creation and losses.

  • nombengula.mlamli - 2012-07-28 10:33

    Molweni belungu nani malungu e DA amnyama. Thyini nonke nihlalela uthetha (comment) kulamaphepha (online), nigxeka kwanto yenziwa yi ANC nangu Zuma. Phumani apha niye ngaphandle niyothengisa umbutho wenu. Kungenjalo i ANC 'Iyawulawula kude kubuye uYesu' amen

      phae.rayden - 2012-07-28 13:31

      This is an English site, please use the correct language.

  • ndoyisile.sekwati - 2012-07-28 11:16

    Jelly we allowed this whites crip a lot of freedom, now they thing they can say anything anytime...... watch the current boeremag trial den will see what im talking about_ they are colleagues a burning in jail already, i wish this group get life sentence too.

      charnelle.bester - 2012-07-28 15:16

      Ndoyisile! Geuss what, I dont hink I can say anything anytime! I frigging know it you fool? My friend, to Zuma your just a number... Trust me, what has he done for you?

  • sizwe.nyembe - 2012-07-28 11:21

    For as long as the DA still support labour brokering i will never vote for the party.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-07-28 15:08

    Finally something constructive!

  • festivalj - 2012-08-06 16:45

    PROMISES ,PROMISES,trust, lies, used,and pretending!!! please you ORGANIZATIONS we are tied of you better think of doing something else rather THAN LYING TO THE YOUTH dont cast votes and use us to win it only happens to black people because they are poor no white person follow this issues but they get jobs because their white F@#$& these organizations stay away from us

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