IFP supports youth wage subsidy

2012-08-09 22:05

Johannesburg - The IFP supports the youth wage subsidy to empower women, leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said on Thursday.

"[We] support the implementation of the youth wage subsidy, and any other intervention that might help our women become productive and paid," he said.

He said the struggle of 2012 was different to that of 1956 for women of today.

"We recognise that the struggle of 1956 is not the struggle of 2012. But overcoming the struggle of the present will require the same fortitude, courage and moral integrity that were brought to bear in 1956."

Women's Day is commemorated annually on 9 August in memory of the march held by women in 1956 to protest against apartheid pass laws.

In terms of this law, a pass restricted where black people were allowed to be, or travel to, in the country. Not carrying the pass, or not having it up to date, meant a fine or jail.

Buthelezi said today's struggle was not for the political liberation. But it was for active participation to fight poverty, crime, corruption and moral decay.

He however, praised women who kept on working under hardships.

"I salute women who remain honest in a low-paying job... [and those who] nurture their children despite their own hardship."

  • alan.yates.18007 - 2012-08-09 22:45

    Whites, Indians, Coloureds never had nor needed BEE or wage subsidies. We succeeded due to hard work, long hours, accepting business risks, making sacrifices, and an entrepreneurial culture. If you aint got it, you need BEE, subsidies, and more - but even then, you still won't make it.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-08-10 00:44

      Chinese will take over the world because of their work ethic.

      Bonginkosi Ngubane - 2012-08-10 05:09

      True you needed apartheid which excluded other race from the economy.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-08-10 08:43

      Bonginkosi - The anc are trying to do the exact same thing. Do you support them?

      noedig.greene - 2012-08-10 09:01

      Of course Alan all u needed was de Apartheid

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-08-09 23:08

    I think Mr Mangosuthu needs to step down, he is too old now, give young people some chance to take over IFP, However I agree with some of the things on his statement, Like the struggle of 2012 is different to that of 1956,high rapes, domestic violence and higher unemployment.etc

  • motho.batho.98 - 2012-08-10 00:10

    Why haven't you empowered in IFP?

  • ndlovu.bhekinkosi - 2012-08-10 05:49

    Well said Gatsha keep up the empowerment

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-08-10 06:32

    Can someone explain to me, what does this youth wage subsidy mean?

      brandon.mccutcheon.56 - 2012-08-10 07:21

      @gutshwa. As far as I know, private companies will be encouraged to employ and train inexpierenced youngsters and will be offered tax breaks in return. This is sort of happening already in some industries like companies with centres. We had a company that would give us staff at a reduced cost and they would then pay for them to get qualifications. We also get bee points for facilitating the learnerships. All of the candidates we trained, have moved on to bigger companies like Standard Bank, FNB Etc. An example is the time when Wackhead pranked Multichoice and spoke to an agent who managed 'HIM'. The company that supplied her was i-Fundi.

      amanda.victor.92 - 2012-08-10 10:27

      Ja, the ANC has managed to not only chase away people with the skills to teach and grow companies, but it's also managed to shut down companies due to their inept policies and poor economic management. Now they want to pay the youth to not have a job.

  • amanda.victor.92 - 2012-08-10 10:24

    I expected better from Buthelezi. I thought he had a brain. He's now speaking like a typical commie, using 'women' to push more government handouts. Why not say to his women to stop having babies until they are married and can afford them? That would do a hell of a lot more for woman empowerment than paying them to not have a job. Or how about making them finish school before pomping half the township and getting HIV? These politicians sure know how to pass the buck.

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