DA promises job friendly cities
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:36:07
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says vigorous small business development is the only effective strategy to address the high unemployment rate among the youth in the country.
The party took to Mamelodi in Pretoria where its leader, Mmusi Maimane, outlined the plan for job friendly cities. The DA emphasized that the document aims to improve small business, administration, encourage entrepreneurship, infrastructure development and push for a transparent tendering system.
“The document is a combination of how we ensure that people are able to start their businesses, stimulate growth and become employers. Also, the document says when people are able to own their own homes and you put title deeds in their hands, they are able to become economic centres,” says Maimane.
In the Western Cape, former DA leader Helen Zille has for the first time visited the small forestry village of Karatara near Sedgefield in the Southern Cape.The visit forms part of the DA’s Local Government Election campaign trail.
“This is a beautiful place and more people should come here. That is why we are planning a bicycle route from Plettenberg to Cape Town which is going to come through Karatara. I think it will be a huge economic boost for this area,” says Zille.
Knysna’s DA mayoral candidate, Eleanore Bouw-Spies, has urged residents to report councillors who are not fulfilling their duties.