ActionSA Provincial Chairpersons will, this week, visit small businesses, economic infrastructure and entrepreneurs across South Africa to evaluate the state of the country’s economy and share ActionSA’s solutions to improve the country’s economic prosperity.
Three decades into democracy, many South Africans remain captive in poverty with expanded unemployment that remain stubbornly above 40% in 2023.
South Africa remains plagued by pervasive poverty, wealth inequality, and escalating rates of unemployment – three decades since its establishment as a democracy. Rudderless political leadership, corruption, failing public infrastructure, lack of access to quality education, and the government’s tinkering with the economy are all factors that hinder the prosperity of South Africa and results in unjust consequences endured by citizens.
ActionSA envisions a free-market economy that is concerned with growth and prosperity for all of South Africa. Achieving this means that the solutions to our economy’s problems need to be put into action to encourage entrepreneurship and new job opportunities.
If elected to government, ActionSA’s ground-breaking Economic Prosperity Policy will ignite job growth through:
– Reforming the labour market to make it easier for businesses to hire new employees.
– Provide sectoral support for sectors that have long-term growth and create jobs.
– Improve and fix economic infrastructure such as water systems, electricity, roads, and communication networks.
– Reclaim hijacked buildings and make them available to the private sector for mixed-use development.
– Replacing failed BEE with Inclusive Economic Empowerment (IEE) that will empower all previously disadvantaged, not just a select few.
In the weeks ahead, ActionSA Provincial Chairperson will visit economic infrastructure and small businesses to highlight the difference ActionSA can make once elected into government.
In the North-West, Premier Candidate, Kwena Mangope, will visit the Babelegi Industrial development which once had thousands of businesses – but today is deserted. ActionSA Free State Provincial Chairperson, Patricia Kopane, will visit the Bloemfontein Taxi Rank which cost R400 million to construct but remains unusable.
ActionSA Northern Cape Premier Candidate, Andrew Louw, will engage with businesses in the province that were forced to close due to load shedding. Western Cape Chairperson, Michelle Wasserman, will visit the central Metrorail railway in Cape Town which has seized operations and left thousands of workers stranded.
ActionSA Gauteng Chairperson, Funzi Ngobeni, will travel to the Montrose Housing project in Randfontein on which development has stalled and has been repeatedly vandalised.
ActionSA Limpopo Premier Candidate, Kgoshi Letsiri Phaahla, will engage with businesses that are struggling due to load shedding in Phalaborwa. ActionSA Mpumalanga Provincial Chairperson, Thoko Mashiane, will visit the rail infrastructure in Mjejane which has seized operations while ActionSA KwaZulu-Natal Premier Candidate, Zwakele Mncwango, will visit struggling businesses on the Durban beachfront due to declining tourism numbers and decrepit sanitation infrastructure.
ActionSA believes that the only way to bring true economic freedom to the South African people is to give them a job so they are empowered to make decisions over their own lives. We know a country is possible where we create millions of new jobs, but for that to happen we need to take action to remove the ruling party from government and vote for ActionSA.