Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters would nationalise the ocean to ensure South Africans benefit from the country's natural resources, the fledgling party's Western Cape premier candidate said on Friday.

“We need to end the limited access people have to natural resources,” Nazier Paulsen told the Cape Town Press Club.

“We will nationalise the ocean, the abalone, the perlemoen.”

Paulsen said the EFF's aims included total gender parity, free education up to post-graduate level, minimum farm workers' wages of R5 000, and creating a provincial construction company that would provide 100 000 jobs.

Sapa