We are not clear on how political parties will assure job creation - analysts

As the 2019 elections results slowly trickle in, analysts remain sceptical about some of the promises made by the three major political parties in their campaigning and the implications this will have for them.

One of the key priorities emphasised by parties is job creation. The issue has come up for most of the elections day with youth saying they won't be voting because of the problem.

Speaking to Karima on the Karima Brown Show, economist Thabi Leoka says 25 years into democracy many South Africans have been particularly disappointed by the rate of unemployment.

She questions how these parties are going to alleviate joblessness.

We are voting and we are still not clear on how political parties are ensuring that South Africans will find jobs.

Thabi Leoka, Economist

Political commentator Eusebius McKaiser agrees with Leoka.

I do think when it comes to feasibility to specify how we are going to create jobs, get off the low economic growth path we are on and of course inequality - all of these things are enmeshed. I think the main parties have been quite tardy on the detail.

Eusebius McKaiser, Political commentator & author

I think today, fundamentally has not been about policy. I think we are going to look back on this election and my prediction is that it would have been fundamentally about leadership and restoring trust.

Eusebius McKaiser, Political commentator & author

He says restoring trust and credible leadership through voting will hopefully in turn deal with inequality and joblessness.

Click on the link below to hear more from the two analysts....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] EC House of Traditional Leaders 'outraged' at deaths of initiates

[LISTEN] EC House of Traditional Leaders 'outraged' at deaths of initiates

Three deaths were reported last week.

[LISTEN] #Sona2019: 'A lot of dreams and not many concrete steps'

[LISTEN] #Sona2019: 'A lot of dreams and not many concrete steps'

DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen and other opposition parties react to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.

[LISTEN] #Sona219: Cosatu hopes for clear plan and targets to create jobs

[LISTEN] #Sona219: Cosatu hopes for clear plan and targets to create jobs

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to present his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday.

2019 elections a turning point for SA, says Ramaphosa

2019 elections a turning point for SA, says Ramaphosa

Eyewitness News reporters bring you the latest developments on elections day in Gauteng.

Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party launches its election manifesto

Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party launches its election manifesto

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party releases a pro-workers manifesto for the upcoming elections.

'Young people in this country don't feel that they are heard'

'Young people in this country don't feel that they are heard'

Youth notoriously don't vote and with the final voter registration weekend for the elections, the DA says it hopes to change this.

Popular articles
[VIDEO] Boy kicking car after it knocks mom on zebra crossing goes viral

[VIDEO] Boy kicking car after it knocks mom on zebra crossing goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[VIDEOS] Floods causing havoc in Centurion and Mamelodi go viral

[VIDEOS] Floods causing havoc in Centurion and Mamelodi go viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

New HIV drug with fewer side effects introduced by Health Department

New HIV drug with fewer side effects introduced by Health Department

Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism deputy editor Laura Lopez Gonzalez explains the benefits of the new pill.

How to start saving and investing money

How to start saving and investing money

Unless you're über-rich, saving money is a must. But it’s not easy. Arabile Gumede talks to personal finance expert Warren Ingram.

How to never-ever fall prey to ID theft… and info about a free service if you do

How to never-ever fall prey to ID theft… and info about a free service if you do

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Manie van Schalkwyk, Executive Director at The South African Fraud Prevention Service.

MSF implements cholera prevention in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai

MSF implements cholera prevention in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai

Medecins Sans Frontieres is providing medical humanitarian assistance to victims of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe.

[LISTEN] The concept behind The Leonardo - Sandton's new skyscraper

[LISTEN] The concept behind The Leonardo - Sandton's new skyscraper

The Leonardo in Sandton may become the tallest building in Africa.

Tebogo "ProVerb" Thekisho opens up about money

Tebogo "ProVerb" Thekisho opens up about money

What is rapper ProVerb’s attitude to the stuff that makes the world go ‘round (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)?