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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1949 View Post
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    Yesterday, Statistics SA released unemployment data for July to September 2021. The results are devastating and tragic. But not unexpected. And not inevitable.

    660 000 jobs lost. South Africa’s narrow unemployment rate has hit a record high of 34.9%.

    But the broad unemployment rate, which includes those who have given up looking for a job, more accurately depicts the real situation on the ground. It is at a high of 46.6% amongst all ages (15-64) and 77.4% amongst young people (15-24). These numbers show the real level of hopelessness, desperation, suffering, disempowerment, deprivation. The real level to which lives and dreams are being ruined.

    Devastating and tragic, yes. Surprising, no. Because our current set of policies – the rules by which our economy is forced to operate – code failure into our economic system.

    It doesn’t have to be this way. Here is what we need do to fix this jobs and humanitarian crisis.

    Arrest the instigators of the July riots, to prevent and deter any further anarchy, and to reassure investors. The rule of law is essential for economic growth and job creation. This is why I asked him, during parliamentary questions to the President last weeks: “Four and a half months later, with no high profile arrests and no further word on the so-called instigators, can you honestly say to the people of KZN that your government has done its best for them?”

    Run an extensive vaccine education campaign and enable widespread access by taking vaccines to where people are - main streets, shopping centres, taxi ranks and so forth. And by taking people to where vaccines are - the City of Cape Town, for example, is currently offering free MyCiTi transport to the CTICC mass vaccination centre.

    Make it clear right now that there will be no further lockdown restrictions in the coming months.

    Relentlessly root out corruption by firing corrupt public servants, capacitating the NPA, and re-introducing the Scorpions.

    Restructure SA’s R2 trillion budget away from managerial salaries and waste and towards service delivery infrastructure and social support to the poor. This will stimulate demand while also providing some immediate relief.

    Appoint public servants based solely on their ability to serve the public.

    Invest heavily in water, electricity and transport infrastructure.

    Enable a reliable, affordable, clean supply of energy by opening the energy market. Allow competent metros and municipalities to generate their own power or buy direct from independent producers.

    Enable cheap, safe, reliable public transport by harnessing the power of capable metros and private companies to solve SA’s public transport problems.

    Enable cheap data by removing obstacles to digital migration and spectrum auction.

    Enable small business creation and success by opening up the labour market. Collective bargaining agreements should only apply to those who sign up to them.

    Remove unnecessary red tape and make South Africa an easy place to do business.

    Make it easy and attractive for scarce skills and capital to enter and stay in South Africa.

    Enable high- and medium-density housing close to economic opportunities.

    Scrap investment-killing policies such as EWC, BEE, NHI, the Mining Charter, localization.

    Properly train, incentivise and independently evaluate school principals and teachers.


    This is how we can code our economy for success. For rapid job-creating growth. We need to tackle each of these challenges, even if it’s hard. This is the kind, compassionate, inclusive way forward.
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    Default Re: Unemployment - I can only agree with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Veneficus View Post
    I agree that our Labor legislation needs to be corrected
    However it will not happen because of the reasons I stated (at least not while we are ruled by parties like ANC or EFF)
    Our Government believes that all employers abuse their staff
    And in some cases it is still true
    Add in that they would immediately lose votes if they changed these

    That said we are in same place as laws on using the road where they want to make new laws because so many people are not obeying them
    Which is fundamentally stupid because all that happens is the new laws gets ignored as well
    Properly enforcing the laws is the start
    Then you can look at adjusting them

    But useless expecting our current Government to actually do their work
    Only thing they put effort in for is fill their back pockets

    I must be honest I really wish there was a few large companies that said enough is enough
    If the people want to strike fine they can do peaceful strike as is their constitutional right
    But immediately all pay for any who strike is cut off (no work no pay)
    And if they want to strike they should inform the unions that as soon as they strike that any increase offer is immediately removed
    Then hire large amount of security that can go and collect and protect workers who do not want to strike and take them to work and home afterwards

    If they are attacked immediately get those people arrested and lay charges
    And immediately suspend those who did it and start the official dismissal procedures while laying criminal charges

    But all the companies are scared so this does not happen
    They bow to the unions
    The biggest problem is that those that strike threaten those that want to work.

    In 2007 we had a 3 month strike. They had planned for 3 weeks but I showed them the finger and locked them out for 3 months.

    Haven't had one since.

    Now some of our good, reliable employees didn't come to work initially. They had been told that their houses would be burned down, their parents would be beaten up and their wives & daughters raped if they dared to go to work.

    Of course no-one was willing to lay any official complaints.

    Intimidation is real and unfortunately a reality.

    So hiring security to fetch them might not be a feasible solution.

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    Default Re: Unemployment - I can only agree with this.

    The Black man would rather vote in a Black Liberation political party and accept the decline in everything, than have any White political party come back into power.
    Regardless….
    And NO African country has made a success of itself post Black Independence.

    The Whites number approx 5% of the population.
    The Indians and Coloureds the other 5%

    You will never convince the Blacks to change their mindset.
    It stems from tribalism, patronage, and the vast majority of the Black population lives in the rural areas, where education is even worse than in the cities.
    Fear and superstition and again tribalism rules.
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    Default Re: Unemployment - I can only agree with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexP View Post
    The Black man would rather vote in a Black Liberation political party and accept the decline in everything, than have any White political party come back into power.
    Regardless….
    And NO African country has made a success of itself post Black Independence.

    The Whites number approx 5% of the population.
    The Indians and Coloureds the other 5%

    You will never convince the Blacks to change their mindset.
    It stems from tribalism, patronage, and the vast majority of the Black population lives in the rural areas, where education is even worse than in the cities.
    Fear and superstition and again tribalism rules.
    I think Seretse Khama did pretty well to be fair...

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    Default Re: Unemployment - I can only agree with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by PJ SA View Post
    I think Seretse Khama did pretty well to be fair...
    He did not do badly.
    But unfortunately the Pula is as bad as the Rand.
    Botswana has one of the highest rates of AIDS infections in Africa.
    Unemployment is high.
    Main employment is through mining with the minerals and diamonds being exported.
    Education standards sadly are low.

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    Default Re: Unemployment - I can only agree with this.

    Guys you must just understand one thing
    In South Africa unemployment is created by the Evil white people only

    That is why we have things like BBBEE
    And why it is believed that if you take the jobs away from the group that is less than 9% of the population then you will give jobs to the what is now 34.9% of the population (those without jobs)

    Luckily this would work as long as you do not use things the colonialists brought here like Math
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