Another promise: Ramaphosa says ANC will prioritise jobs

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa presented the party’s manifesto in Pretoria, ahead of the local government elections in November

Another promise: Ramaphosa says ANC will prioritise jobs

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised that municipalities led by the party will focus on creating jobs for the country’s marginalised while also helping develop the economy.

Ramaphosa presented the party’s manifesto at Church Square in Pretoria on Monday evening, 27 September 2021, where he outlined their plans for local government over the next five years.

The ANC lost Tshwane to the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the last municipal election in 2016 – and is now looking to reclaim the metro – when South Africans head to the polls on 1 November.

For many, this may be just another campaign promise that will not be met – it comes particularly as the latest stats showed that the country’s unemployment rate is sitting at 34.4%. If Ramaphosa is serious about the ANC addressing the current jobs crisis, then the ruling party has a tough task ahead.

According to Bloomberg data, South Africa’s unemployment rate is the worst in the world, ranking highest on the global list of 82 countries.

Ramaphosa ANC ‘tasked’ with creating jobs

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says the governing party is uniquely placed to ensure that all three levels of government work together to grow the economy, increase jobs and reduce poverty for local communities.

“It is our intention to ensure that skills development programmes are more closely aligned to the job opportunities and economic development programmes in communities,” he said.

Ramaphosa says the ANC will use the District Development Model to enable municipalities to unlock the economic potential of each district to ensure food security, accelerate skills development, support local industries and create jobs.

“Our central task as a nation is to create jobs and sustainable livelihoods for the 12 million unemployed people in South Africa. Our priority must be to create opportunities for young people as first-time entrants into the jobs market at a faster rate”

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa

He added that they are committed to making sure that municipal staff are competent, experienced and have the necessary support to execute their duties in service to communities.

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Europe or Kaizer Chiefs? Major update on Thabo Cele who has made a decision on his new club

South Africa u23 midfielder Thabo Cele is reportedly close to finalising his future having been linked with Kaizer Chiefs, after his trial with Radomiak in Poland.

Europe or Kaizer Chiefs? Major update on Thabo Cele who has made a decision on his new club

South Africa u23 midfielder Thabo Cele is reportedly close to finalising his future having been linked with Kaizer Chiefs, after his trial with Radomiak in Poland.

READ | PICTURE | SOUTH AFRICA U23 PLAYER THABO CELE SPOTTED TRAINING WITH POTOTENTIAL NEW TEAM

Cele was believed to have impressed the Radomiak coach enough to start contract negotiations, before talks hit a snag, along Chiefs back into the picture. 

Cele attracted both local and international interest at the Olympics

The former KZN Academy graduate formed part of the South Africa u23 side that participated at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and was the teams stand out performer as especially in the first two games, losses against hosts Japan and France in a end to end fixture. Those performances from not only impressed the likes of Chiefs and Amazulu in South Africa, but the likes of Radomiak in Poland too. 

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While at the Olympics Cele’s agent as well a close friend of the player both confirmed that Cele’s primary ambition was to remain in Europe, having spent the entirety of his senior football career in the lower leagues of Portugal, where he most recently featured Cova da Piedade. They both confirmed that the player would only consider the likes of Chiefs and any other local clubs should a move to a European league not materialise, but it seems like it will happen through Radomiak.

He had already negotiated with Radomiak

In the last two months, Cele had already reached advanced negotiations with Radomiak, before the club’s coach came out slamming his agent for demanding too much of a commission for him, and that was seemingly the reason why this deal that looked so promising hit a snag initially. That then fuelled further speculation that he could be heading back to South Africa to join Chiefs, as was also touted as the next feasible destination should the move to Poland not materialise. 

READ | THABO CELE HAS KAIZER CHIEFS OFFER SHOULD HE FAIL POLISH TRIALS

Now according to Portuguese publication Cele has made his decision, and that is to join Polish outfit Radomiak. It is believed that negotiations between his representatives and the club resumed after the initial snag, and the positive noise around the deal suggests that it is only a matter of time till he signs on the dotted line for the team he had already began training with in pre-season. 

Translated article from Portuguese publication

“Thabo Cele is very close to seeing his future resolved. The South African midfielder, ex-Cova da Piedade, is very close to heading to Radomiak, from Poland, where Tiago Matos, former FC Porto player, plays.Without a club since leaving the Almada emblem, Thabo Cele has always had a market, but the proposal he had been waiting for has now emerged. Confirmation of the transfer is stuck for details, but should arrive in the next few hours.”

“Author of a good season in Portugal and of some Olympic Games that caught the eye, the midfielder is now heading to Poland looking to assert himself.’ Said the translated article on Cele, explaining a move that could break the hearts of Chiefs fans. 

READ | IS THABO CELE’S AGENT JEOPARDISING HIS POTENTIAL MOVE TO POLAND?

Is Radomiak the right move for Cele, or should he have opted for Chiefs? Feel free to air your views below. 

Source : The South African More   

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