[LISTEN] An in-depth look at the EFF manifesto and whether its feasible or not

Promises, promises and promises.

It's that time of the democratic system where the electorate are fed promises upon promises by political parties.

Political parties are launching their party manifestos which detail what they will do once elected into government.

The Economic Freedom Fighter launched their manifesto on Saturday and political analysts say some of the promises are not feasible.

Party leader Julius Malema promised low-skilled workers considerably higher salaries.

• Mineworkers: R12,500 per month • Farmworkers: R5,000 per month • Manufacturing workers: R6,500 per month • Retail workers: R5,000 per month • Builders: R7,000 per month • Petrol attendants: R6,500 per month • Cleaners: R4,500 per month • Domestic workers: R5,000 per month • Private security guards: R7,500 per month • Full-time waiters and waitresses: R4,500 per month

Eusebius McKaiser engaged political analysts Sithembile Mbete and Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh about whether or not the EFF's election manifesto is feasible and, furthermore, whether or not the EFF has the capability and expertise to govern the country.

People need to understand that manifestos are just documents that over promise and short on details. That opens up a new debate about implementation and about cost.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Author

The EFF has done a good job in diagnosed the problem very well and they have done so since its inception and I also think that this one of the more detailed manifestos if we compare manifestos across the parties.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Author

READ: EFF supporters 'ate out of Malema's palm' during manifesto launch - analyst

Eusebius says that there were some good matters raised in the manifesto such as cutting costs with the reduction of the cabinet.

Dr Sithembile Mbete agreed with him and says that the question of three spheres of government has been around for a long time but the EFF tackled it differently.

ALSO READ: EFF election manifesto - callers share their views on what it means to them

Let's not forget that the structure of government that we currently have is a Codesa compromise. The way in which the EFF brought it up is in a way of cost-cutting.

Dr. Sithembile Mbete, Political analyst and Lecturer

There is a lot in the manifesto that is about reducing waste, cost-cutting and reducing wasteful expenditure. So this idea of having two spheres of government is part of that.

Dr. Sithembile Mbete, Political analyst and Lecturer

Dr Mbete says the irony of having the EFF as the opposition propose that, is that then it gives power to whoever the national government is.

Listen to what the EFF's manifesto promises on the economy is feasible or not...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
EFF supporters 'ate out of Malema's palm' during manifesto launch  - analyst

EFF supporters 'ate out of Malema's palm' during manifesto launch - analyst

Political analyst Professor Lesiba Tefo analyses the EFF manifesto launch.

EFF election manifesto - callers share their views on what it means to them

EFF election manifesto - callers share their views on what it means to them

Eusebius McKaisers and callers look at the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)'s election manifesto over the weekend.

EFF serving 'WMC' wine at gala dinner raises eyebrows

EFF serving 'WMC' wine at gala dinner raises eyebrows

Journalists tweeted photos of the wine at the EFF gala dinner on Friday night ahead of its manifesto launch this past weekend.

[LISTEN] Why do people still vote for the ANC?

[LISTEN] Why do people still vote for the ANC?

'What we might see in these elections are voters returning to the ANC' says Dr Collette Schulz - Herzenberg.

EFF unveils its 2019 election manifesto

EFF unveils its 2019 election manifesto

'There must be a bit of harshness around the issue of corruption' says Dali Mpofu

EFF: 'All roads lead to Soshanguve Giant Stadium' for election manifesto launch

EFF: 'All roads lead to Soshanguve Giant Stadium' for election manifesto launch

EFF central command's deputy secretary-general Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi invites all supporters to the party's election manifesto.

Popular articles
'Parliament should have proper inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office'

'Parliament should have proper inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office'

DA's John Steenhuisen says Parliament should investigate the public protector after the findings against her.

Pule Mabe was never alone in hotel room with assistant - ANC NEC's Sdumo Dlamini

Pule Mabe was never alone in hotel room with assistant - ANC NEC's Sdumo Dlamini

ANC's Sdumo Dlamini says party spokesperson Pule Mabe free to return to work after he being cleared of sexual harassment charges.

Black gay men can be misogynists, and here's what a few have to say about it

Black gay men can be misogynists, and here's what a few have to say about it

Presenter Eusebius McKaiser hosted a panel discussion with black gay men exploring entrenched patriarchy and the dynamics at play.

Why rooibos tea price remains high despite improved rains

Why rooibos tea price remains high despite improved rains

MD at Rooibos Ltd, Martin Bergh explains the current high price of Rooibos tea.

[WATCH] Owner catches car thief off guard and thwarts vehicle theft in Springs

[WATCH] Owner catches car thief off guard and thwarts vehicle theft in Springs

The vehicle's owner came out of the store just in time to scare away the man attempting to steal his bakkie.

The e-toll issue can only be solved at a national level - David Makhura

The e-toll issue can only be solved at a national level - David Makhura

Gauteng Premier David Makhura discusses his final Gauteng Sopa including the successes and failures of the last five years.

Johannesburg’s drive to create a smart city is rolling out

Johannesburg’s drive to create a smart city is rolling out

Vumatel is deploying 15 000 CCTV security cameras over the next five years to make Joburg's streets safer.