Petition to implement the DA’s Economic Crisis Recovery Plan

We cannot afford more of the same.

1. Unemployment has hit a record high
The employment crisis has now turned into an employment catastrophe. Unemployment is at its highest since 2008 and as many as 10.2 million people do not have a job or have given up looking for a job in South Africa.

2. Eskom’s losses have gone up by 800%
Eskom has recorded a R20,7 billion loss this past year, after tax, following a loss of R2.3 billion in the previous tax year. This loss will be paid directly from the pockets of South Africans.

We urgently need to implement the DA’s Economic Crisis Recovery Plan so that we can create solutions to this economic crisis and see A Job In Every Home.

It’s critical that we act now.

 

Proven success

The DA-run Western Cape still has the lowest expanded unemployment rate in South Africa at 23.8% against the national average of 38.5%. 

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde’s, ‘jobs war room’ is at the helm of creating an environment where businesses can grow and where investors can invest safely.

 

The DA’s Economic Crisis Recovery Plan

These seven reforms would lead to an inclusive and modern economy:

  1. Reform our State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) by splitting Eskom into two, opening the market to more Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and allowing well-running municipalities to buy directly from IPPs, selling off SAA and non-essential assets at the SABC with a proper skills and salary audit under strict bailout conditions.
  2. Reform our education to introduce charter schools through public-private partnerships in poor and rural communities so that schools are less than 5kms from home and parents have options. We need to break the hold of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU).
  3. Reform our healthcare by stopping the National Health Insurance (NHI) and passing the DA’s Sizani Universal Health Plan to make quality healthcare available to all South Africans without breaking our national budget.
  4. Reform our labour legislation by relaxing our labour laws, cutting red tape to allow more businesses to create jobs, replacing our national minimum wage with a sectoral minimum wage and opt-out clause for young work-seekers while setting up a Jobs and Justice Fund to invest in future economies.
  5. Reform capacity by building a capable state through trimming Cabinet to 15 ministries.
  6. Reform land by extending property ownership to millions of South Africans through speeding up delivery of urban and rural title deeds, while rejecting expropriation without compensation.
  7. Reform police and rail functions by devolving the power of our police and rail services to provincial governments to keep South Africans safe, and ensure that citizens have a safe and reliable commute to and from work.

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We cannot afford more of the same.

1. Unemployment has hit a record high
The employment crisis has now turned into an employment catastrophe. Unemployment is at its highest since 2008 and as many as 10.2 million people do not have a job or have given up looking for a job in South Africa.

2. Eskom’s losses have gone up by 800%
Eskom has recorded a R20,7 billion loss this past year, after tax, following a loss of R2.3 billion in the previous tax year. This loss will be paid directly from the pockets of South Africans.

We urgently need to implement the DA’s Economic Crisis Recovery Plan so that we can create solutions to this economic crisis and see A Job In Every Home.

It’s critical that we act now.

 

Proven success

The DA-run Western Cape still has the lowest expanded unemployment rate in South Africa at 23.8% against the national average of 38.5%. 

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde’s, ‘jobs war room’ is at the helm of creating an environment where businesses can grow and where investors can invest safely.

 

The DA’s Economic Crisis Recovery Plan

These seven reforms would lead to an inclusive and modern economy:

  1. Reform our State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) by splitting Eskom into two, opening the market to more Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and allowing well-running municipalities to buy directly from IPPs, selling off SAA and non-essential assets at the SABC with a proper skills and salary audit under strict bailout conditions.
  2. Reform our education to introduce charter schools through public-private partnerships in poor and rural communities so that schools are less than 5kms from home and parents have options. We need to break the hold of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU).
  3. Reform our healthcare by stopping the National Health Insurance (NHI) and passing the DA’s Sizani Universal Health Plan to make quality healthcare available to all South Africans without breaking our national budget.
  4. Reform our labour legislation by relaxing our labour laws, cutting red tape to allow more businesses to create jobs, replacing our national minimum wage with a sectoral minimum wage and opt-out clause for young work-seekers while setting up a Jobs and Justice Fund to invest in future economies.
  5. Reform capacity by building a capable state through trimming Cabinet to 15 ministries.
  6. Reform land by extending property ownership to millions of South Africans through speeding up delivery of urban and rural title deeds, while rejecting expropriation without compensation.
  7. Reform police and rail functions by devolving the power of our police and rail services to provincial governments to keep South Africans safe, and ensure that citizens have a safe and reliable commute to and from work.