ANC sees 350 000 jobs in manufacturing

A total of 350 000 jobs will be created in the manufacturing sector in the next 10 years, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said today.

“The ANC is confident that in the next 10 years the economy will be able to create five million jobs and thus reduce our
unemployment rate from the present 25% to at least 15%,” Mantashe told journalists in Johannesburg.

He was briefing the media on the outcomes of a national executive committee meeting held last week.

“Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs... Everyone must come up with practical programmes on how to create jobs,” he said.

Some of the areas where the ruling party envisions creating work include 250 000 jobs in agriculture, 140?000 in mining output and beneficiation, 225 000 in tourism, 50 000 in business services and 300 000 in the green economy by 2020, increasing to 400 000 in this sector by 2030.

The creation of work would be located in the framework of the government’s New Growth Path, unveiled in October.
Government departments were now tasked with coming up with concrete proposals on creating work.

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