People's Bae slams Ramaphosa's Youth Employment Service initiative

People's Bae slams Ramaphosa's Youth Employment Service initiative

The EFF is not agreeing with President Cyril Ramaphosa on his solution to reduce youth unemployment in the country.

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As reported previously, Ramaphosa talked about the government's Youth Employment Service (YES) on Tuesday.

The president explained how the programme would help young South Africans in their career prospects.

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But, speaking on behalf of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi slammed the ANC's plan, which he described as an extension of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

"It does not create sustainable jobs, it simply continues the precarious labour contract that characterises EPWP's in government." he said, adding it unveils young people as cheap labourers.

The EFF spokesperson continued by saying the private sector, which was responsible for job creation, has failed since the fall of Apartheid.

Ndlozi added the country did not need a new approach to skills development, but rather to developmental planning.

"Stop blaming people for the incompetence of the South African Capitalists. Stop telling people you do not have jobs because you are unskilled", he was quoted saying.

The People's Bae added there were qualified individuals, who completed their studies, waiting for job creation.

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