Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa has insisted that his government was not sleeping on the job when it came to addressing unemployment.
Ramaphosa was yesterday drumming up support in Mountain View in Kimberley, Northern Cape, for the ANC’s 108th birthday celebrations on Saturday. “We are not the only ones in the whole world. Many other countries if you look at countries like Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Eswatini, just around us, even Botswana.
“Many of those countries have the same problems that we have of not having jobs. “Now we are focusing all our attention on coming up with strategies and plans and interventions to create jobs,” he said.
He added that the ANC’s leadership would make job creation their primary focus, with state-owned companies being used as drivers to create jobs.
Ramaphosa called on South Africans to give Eskom’s leadership under the power utility’s new chief executive, André de Ruyter, a chance to address its problems.