The release of the latest unemployment numbers by StatsSA has demonstrated the continued impact of South Africa’s self-inflicted unemployment problem, with almost 11.2 million South Africans without jobs, and without the hope of finding a job.
The long-term failure of our government to address the drivers of unemployment in South Africa has generated our unemployment crisis by:
ActionSA has made it clear that we believe in the people of our country and that, together, we can get South Africa working. The people of South Africa bear the suffering of the failures of our government and this is why ActionSA is clear that the first step to getting South Africa working, must be the unseating of the ANC. This is why ActionSA has begun engaging the leaders of political parties to establish common ground in the collective effort to unseat the ANC.
Addressing the unemployment crisis in South Africa is the most important intervention once the ANC has been removed from government. Every South African who gains meaningful employment, is a household that is able to look after itself, allowing our government to do more for fewer households in need. ActionSA is committed to:
Critical to the economic recovery of our country is the speedy rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. Countries around the world, including on the African continent, are vaccinating their populations at a pace that will allow them to return to full economic activity. South Africa needs to fast-track its vaccination rollout and communicate a plan which generates confidence in our economic recovery.
ActionSA is clear that the reforms required will not be implemented under the ANC because it has become paralysed by factionalism and weak leadership. This is why the unseating of the ANC is critical, because the greatest challenges in our country can only be addressed when the ANC is consigned to the opposition benches in our country.
The 2021 local government elections will be the first opportunity to begin the process of unseating the ANC. ActionSA is committed to do this in major metros in South Africa and to put in place key measures to drive economic growth within the local government context.