Young South Africans feel the ANC's election manifesto is too ambitious

Young South Africans feel the ANC's election manifesto is too ambitious

Young people have reacted with mixed feelings to the ANC's 2019 election manifesto, saying that some of the President's promises seem unrealistic. With the promise of creating 200 000 extra jobs, Ramaphosa seems to have inspired only doubt in the nation's youth

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Young people from Durban have mixed feelings about the ANC's 2019 election manifesto.

Most believe that President Cyril Ramaphosa's promise of creating more than 200 000 jobs per year is not going to happen.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the President had unveiled the manifest this weekend in Durban, coinciding with the ANC's 107th anniversary celebrations.

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South Africa is in a constant battle with one of the highest unemployment figures globally. The youth of the country are included in these figures.

According to the President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch:

” We want to continue empowering the youth of our country, so that, they begin to play important roles in the life of our country. Our country cannot be the great country that we want it to be, if we leave young people behind.”

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However, many young people aren't buying what the ANC is trying to dish out, with one youth saying:

One of them says: “There is a lot of us that are not working. We heard what the President said but as individuals we must create our own jobs, our own opportunities.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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