- Mmusi Maimane says the DA will implement its ambitious plan to put a job in every home
- This comes in the form of a Jobs Act aimed at job creation
- The act proposes tax incentives for job-creating businesses as well the cutting of regulations that dissuade employers from hiring
DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he is confident that the party's Job Act can be implemented.
While campaigning in Madibeng in the North West, Maimane acknowledged that the act was ambitious in scope but said it could be done.
The act is aimed at realising the DA's pledge to put a job in every home.
With unemployment hovering around 27%, job creation has been one of the key issues of this election cycle. The DA has campaigned on a pledge to ensure that there is at least one employed person in each household.
Maimane said this could be achieved by deregulating certain sectors of the economy, according to eNCA. For example, he said regulations that made it difficult for employers to fire workers needed to be changed as they resulted in employers hiring fewer people.
Additionally, the DA's Jobs Act would provide tax rebates to businesses that create more jobs. Maimane has said that these job-creating programmes are aimed not only at economic growth, but also to restoring dignity to South Africans.
The act is consistent with the rest of the DA's manifesto, which proposes easing regulations and liberalising more areas of the economy to stimulate growth, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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