- The ANC in Gauteng is advocating for measures to prioritise the employment of South Africans over foreign nationals in the private sector
- ANC Gauteng secretary Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza called for the implementation of quotas
- South Africans are unenthused by the ANC's call for quotas and called it an election gimmick
JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng wants measures to ensure more South Africans are hired in the private sector over foreign nationals.
ANC complains about lack of South Africans in restaurant business
“We call on them to employ South Africans, and let's agree on a quota. We must have a quota. We will start in Gauteng. [When] you go to restaurants, you hardly come across a South African,” said Nciza.
He said that when the private sector does not come to the party, the government gets blamed for unemployment. Nciza emphasised that he was not saying the private sector should not hire foreign nationals, but there must be more South Africans, reports EWN.
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"So, put quotas on those who are here legally? If someone is illegal, they can return home. But I'd love to also understand why it is that restaurants hire foreign people. Didn't Malema do a tour already and find out? SA needs skills, but it seems ANC is sending the wrong signal."
"Election gimmick, most foreigners are self-employed or run micro companies not paying tax, hospitality included. Getting paid by tips isn't full employment."
"What happens to these quotas after the elections?"
"It only gets illegal now because the elections are fast approaching."
"They have run out of ideas and are populists who are going down."
"Mxm ONLY NOW! Anyone who falls for this nonsense deserves the ANC."
EFF raids restaurants to see how many foreigners are hired
Briefly News previously reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters has launched a campaign to check how many South Africans are employed at restaurants in comparison to foreign nationals.
The campaign is being led by EFF leader Julius Malema and supported by a few EFF supporters. Malema says he has nothing against foreign nationals working in South Africa but wants to challenge business owners to hire more citizens.
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Source: Briefly News