- The Economic Freedom Fighters want to see the tender system abolished in South Africa
- The Red Berets want the state to permanently employ thousands instead, claiming billions could be saved
- Despite the DA enjoying success with this policy in Gauteng, the party joined others in denouncing the idea on the bigger scale
The EFF is determined to see tenders abolished, making way for the government to employ thousands instead.
Briefly.co.za reported that the party, led by Julius Malema, had given Parliament their views on how the nation's economy should be run.
Malema insists that the state could save billions of Rands should they implement this process in South Africa.
Parliament heard how Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba had insourced over 5 000 jobs, hiring security guards and cleaners.
Malema had detailed how R100 million had been spared just from cutting out the middle man in deals with the employees.
The EFF has called on the state to implement this nationwide, adamant that it would work, with Malema commenting:
“It is insourcing that will save us jobs. If we insource we save money, we create jobs and our economy will grow."
While this could relieve the nation's high unemployment rates (currently at 29%), FF+ member Wouter Wessels denounced the motion, saying that the public sector wage bill was already high.
Despite the DA enjoying success in Gauteng with the same policy, Cilliers Brink had claimed it would be impossible for it to benefit SA, shying away from adding to the cost of government employees.
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