After Stats SA revealed that the unemployment rate had hit a ten-year high, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been called upon to show leadership. Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has called for an urgent Parliamentary debate on the statistics.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urged to show leadership and step up to the plate after shocking unemployment rates were revealed.
Briefly.co.za reported that Stats SA had announced the official unemployment rate stands at 29%, the highest its been since 2008.
Now calls abound for Ramaphosa to answer the call to arms in this urgent issue, which affects 6.8 million individuals and their families.
EWN reports that DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called for an urgent debate in Parliament on the statistics.
Dr Thabi Leoka, an economist, says that there was no firm commitment from the state to bring the economy back to life:
“Instead there’s a lot of infighting and a lot of litigation being side-tracked."
Sizwe Pamla, spokesperson for the Congress of SA Trade Unions, says that the figures reflect poorly on the president's leadership:
“If that is not a sign that the leadership in this country does not know what it is doing, then we can only hope for the best."
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