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Cape Town - Job creation and eradicating corruption should
be top of mind for government if the country is serious about correcting the
economic injustices resulting from apartheid.
This is the view of Fin24 users participating in a poll on
the website, which led to a lively debate on Facebook.
Of the three options listed on the site, users indicated
that affirmative action is clearly not working, with the majority feeling that
it should be left to the market to sort out inequalities.
Most of the users on Facebook agreed with Nhlanhla Winnie
Sibeko that jobs, fair salaries and getting rid of greedy politicians who
commit and promote corruption should be the way forward.
Wrote Andrew Botha: "If R400bn was spent on creating
jobs since 1994 instead of corruption, it would have helped plenty."
Saandi Vadere Tshona agreed, saying that "eradicating
corruption completely, investing in proper education and training and creating
stable jobs" rather than "reverse discrimination through affirmative
action" will go far towards solving the country's ills.
Daddylocks Nchoe suggested that the "Goverment draft
salary structures for mining companies, farmers and all sectors that need state
Xola Ralarala was wondering if South Africans are blind to
the opportunities for job creation.
He wrote: "Every African's dream is to come to South
Africa, for it's the land of opportunities, but us as South Africans don't seem
to see these opportunities... how is this possible... is it because we are just
lazy or too relaxed?"
Melanie Bromley suggested that President Jacob Zuma give
part of his earnings towards correcting the ailing economy.
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