#CR17Siyavuma Facebook Discussions

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Siyavuma Facebook Discussions

We’ve heard what you’ve been saying – here are a few select snippets (November 2017)

This Week’s Topic:

What do you think needs to be done to grow and transform the economy?

Once again our CR17 social media channels were full of comments and feedback – we received a bunch of responses, as can be seen from these excerpts:

“Agree with restoring the manufacturing sector. If we look at the previous Homeland system and go to Hammerskraal Babelegi industrial site you go to Shayandima industrial. CR should ensure that those empty factories are restructured for manufacturing. Communities around them will have access to job opportunities. The focus [should be] of new manufacturing industrial areas to first be in Rural areas. Also to exert effort in Agriculture with an intention to assist subsistence farmers to have access to markets locally. – Pakiso Netshidzivhani




“The “New Deal” must address labour issues like labour brokers, must fast track skills development, free education for the poor and must address the experience requirements issue on job seekers by companies. Then it must also deal firmly with corruption – especially within government departments and officials.” – Andries Barman Sibanyoni



“With the New Deal coming soon, when the new President CR takes over, more attention must be given to manufacturing industries and the restructuring of the mining sector – and lastly the development of skills especially in the engineering sector.. then 1 million jobs or more is a possibility.” – Andries Barman Sibanyoni



“Transform basic education; introduce compulsory computer classes from grade 7, history, & human rights as a subject. Have exit certificate from grade 10 with an option to acquire skills. Change TVET curriculum to meet the economic needs of each province. Re-introduce college [bursaries] and apprenticeship programs. Train the youth on hard skills eg. plumbing, electrical work and carpeting. Control borders and migrations to make our country safe. Improve enforcement systems. Equip community centres with computers and fully functional technology. Work with private sectors to invest in education and mentoring of aspiring entrepreneurs. Reduce government spending on politicians. “ – Tsholofelo Lenkopane Melodi



“Prioritise transformation. It’s been 23 years and we still have not benefitted from the gains of democracy, economically. Invest in young people; their business ideas and education. Support small businesses and bring investment in rural areas and townships.” – S’bu woQhudeni oMvelase



“Help small businesses because they can employ many people to grow their businesses. Make it easy for women to have access to finance, land for agriculture, open the commercial door to export and change the customs act.” – Madichaba Milosevic



“Let’s teach people to be producers, suppliers [rather than] consumers. We have people with innovative ideas, urban farming for young people, provide land.” – Jacqueline



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