- The Inkatha Freedom Party wants to take on unemployment by putting a limit on how many foreigners can be employed in the country
- The party hopes to get a bill put into effect that will give employers quotas
- These quotas will suggest how many foreign employees can be employed by one employer
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Unemployment and xenophobia remain an issue for South Africa, and it won't be solved overnight.
However, the Inkatha Freedom Party thinks it has a plan to address the matter. The party will hand in a bill suggestion to Parliament.
The IFP wants a quota to be brought into effect that will limit the number of foreigners a company or business can employ, as reported on by MaroelaMedia.
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This is to help South Africans, especially unschooled citizens, looking for work. Many South Africans feel that unskilled work is going to foreigners rather than locals.
Liezl van der Merwe of the IFP denies that their approach is xenophobic.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the suggested quotas will only be for unskilled jobs.
In 2019, it was reported that statistics put South Africa's unemployment rate at a staggering 29%.
However, when one uses the expanded definition of unemployment, the situation is actually considerably worse. This is because official definitions exclude those who want to work but are not actively looking for a job.
Young people are at the most risk - citizens between the ages of 15 and 24 years stand at the crossroad of severe South African unemployment rates.
It is hoped by the IFP that their suggestion makes a difference.
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