JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – While launching its parliamentary election campaign, the African National Congress (ANC) pledged to create more jobs, boost economic growth and address racial inequalities.
South Africa is expected to conduct its parliamentary election in May.
Speaking at a rally earlier on today, in a packed Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa mentioned that his party is moving towards implementing people driven initiatives.
“At the centre of our manifesto is a plan to create many more jobs and ensure that all workers can earn a decent living,” Ramaphosa told thousands of ANC supporters.
“The most pressing task for our country is to set the economy on a higher path of shared growth and to transform the structure of our economy to provide opportunities for millions of South Africans.”
Leading to the rally, Ramaphosa and other top ANC officials toured former President Jacob Zuma’s home province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Ramaphosa has been able to reverse a decline in support for the ANC which has governed since the end of apartheid in 1994 but has seen its majority wane.
He became head of state in February last year after Zuma’s resignation as head of the state.
Analysts believe that a resounding victory for the ANC this year could encourage Ramaphosa in his drive to boost investment and tackle corruption.
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