A man on social media claimed that Cyril Ramaphosa only delivered 2000 jobs instead of 330000 that was promised last year. The man’s source turned out to be incorrect and in fact 11 000 were created. Mzansi agreed this number was still too low, Briefly.co.za found.
2018 was a big year for President Cyril Ramaphosa who had a lot of convincing to do, following the removal of Jacob Zuma from office.
Ramaphosa reportedly announced that the government would roll out a Youth Employment Scheme which was supposed to create 330 000 jobs per year. Geofrey York took to Twitter to share his frustrations with the president, expressing concern that a year later, only 2000 jobs were created.
However, York obtained this figure from an article written by Duma Gqubulu and quoted Tashmia Ismail.
Ismail asserts that she was misquoted in the article, and that there are actually 11 000 committed work experiences.
Nevertheless, York complains that the problem was that the government made big promises instead of making a more humble sales pitch.
Graham Vivian added that as usual, the problem wasn’t the scheme but its implementation. He says many of the challenges it faced upon its inception has since been fixed.
Other South Africans weren’t as disillusioned as York appeared to be. Stuart Theobald suggested that the low number was to be expected given it was the start of the scheme.
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