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The highlights of EFF’s election manifesto

The EFF’s election manifesto focuses on seven key socio-economic and political issues. These include economic emancipation for rapid economic and industrial development; provision of quality social welfare services; radical transformation of the state into a people’s driven state and governance and ending global imperialist dominance by the West.

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, led by Julius Malema, gathered at the Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa for the party's manifesto launch. File photo: Itumeleng English. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Economic emancipation for rapid economic and industrial development

n Lead massive labour-absorptive and sustainable industrial development by.

n Protecting sustainable industrial development and diversification to create millions of decent jobs through state-led industrialisation.

n Beneficiating and industrialising a minimum of 50% of all mineral resources locally.

n Producing and processing all food for local consumption in the country by intensifying small scale farming and agriculture and legally compelling food traders to buy local products.

n Building a sustainable food economic chain which will supply food items to other parts of the world to create millions of jobs.

n Helping communities in the coastal areas to start agro-fishing businesses and cooperatives.

n Granting fishing rights to the fishing communities in the coastal areas and provide them with strategic support.

n Ensuring that all products and goods that contribute to State construction projects are locally produced, unless in exceptional cases.

n Ensuring the development, protection and localisation of industries that deal in glass, building materials, furniture and electronics, among others.

n Supporting SMMEs to play an active role in the economy by building and supporting 1 million enterprises between 2014 and 2019.

n Protecting the rights of street hawkers to trade in a safe and clean environment in all cities.

Enforcing minimum wages and banning labour brokers by

Mineworkers: R12 500 per month.

Farm workers: R5 000 per month.

Manufacturing workers: R6 500.

Retail workers (Cashiers and retail store assistants): R5 000.

Builders: R7 000.

Petrol attendants: R5 000

Cleaners: R4 500

Domestic workers: R 500

Private security guards: R 500.

Full time waiters and waitresses: R4 500.

Reviewing Black Economic Empowerment and Affirmative Action by:

Education and training.

Healthcare

Housing and sanitation

Safety and security

TRANSFORMATION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM:

GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMANCIPATION:

QUALITY ROADS, TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE:

SOCIAL GRANTS:

Grant for older persons: Increase from R1 300 to R2 600 per month.

Disability grant: Increase from R1 200 to R2 400 per month.

War veterans grant: Increase from R1 220 to R2 440 per month.

Care dependency grant: Increase from to R1 200 to R2 400 per month.

Foster child grant: Increase from R800 to R1 600 per month.

Child support grant: Increase from R300 to R600 per month.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT, LAND AND AGRARIAN REFORM:

FIGHTING CORRUPTION:

PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES USING PUBLIC SERVICES:

ADEQUATE SALARIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF ALL PUBLIC SERVANTS:

LAND EXPROPRIATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION:

NATIONALISATION OF MINES:

NATIONALISATION OF PRIVATE BANKS AND OTHER STRATEGIC SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY:

NATIONALISATION OF THE RESERVE BANK AND CREATION OF A STATE OWNED BANK:

STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES:

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