Democratic Alliance media statement by
Toby Chance MP
Soweto West Constituency leader
Democratic Alliance Soweto West constituency marches for jobs
12 January 2016
The Democratic Alliance Soweto West constituency recently marched against the high unemployment rate in Soweto.
In attendance was the DA Soweto West constituency leader, Toby Chance MP, Councillor Makatisane Papo, DA Activists and the Protea Glen Community members.
Unemployment is the primary challenge in the lives of South Africans at present and the march demonstrated the DA’s commitment to presenting solutions to this issue.
The march followed just days after DA Leader Mmusi Maimane launched the Party’s January Jobs Campaign in downtown Johannesburg. Maimane unveiled a billboard, with a ticker that shows the additional number of people who have become jobless since President Zuma took office: 1 842 000 so far, and increasing by an average of 774 per day.
At the launch, our Leader said that job creation was the best way to fight poverty and thus ensure the happiness, health, safety and prosperity of our collective citizenry. Our march echoed this statement.
We are the only party that has a plan. A plan that cuts corruption and creates jobs.
The DA Jobs Campaign highlights the Party’s five-point plan to reduce the levels of unemployment in South Africa:
- Invest in infrastructure
- Improve education
- Change labour laws
- Reward businesses that create jobs
- Create a nation of entrepreneurs
A DA-led government would immediately implement policies to put our five-point plan into action. The event saw engagement with unemployed members of the community who interacted with DA activists and spoke of the hardships unemployment brought to them and their families.
We are set on winning Johannesburg in this year’s local elections. We want to bring change to Soweto and the rest of Johannesburg, a change that stops corruption and starts service delivery. We want to bring positive change to the people of Soweto and create employment opportunities.
Soweto West constituency Leader
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