Hon Speaker, please permit me to start by indicating that South Africa is the sixth richest country in the world. However, it is one of the poorest in the world. South Africa's riches emerge from mineral resources where more than 400 thousand people work, but are losing jobs daily and or are poorly paid.
Recommendations put before Parliament today are not new, but are recommendations tabled before the democratic Parliament over the past very many years. I here refer to 1998, to date of course. The major problem I must indicate is that those recommendations are never implemented. That is why today unemployment rate is beyond 50%.
I remember I raised this last year and it was said that unemployment rate is around 21% which is wrong and it is still wrong because like it has been empirically proven.
The young people who do not even have matric, and 72% of those people do not work. Now, these are the problems that we have, besides the very many millions that are there and are not working.
Now the ruling party has pushed and succeeded in ensuring that people believe that unemployment rate is around 29%. That is not correct. There is only one thing, that can help us at the moment and that is for the South Africans to demand that money that is being wasted daily gets properly directed to where it is supposed to.
The person who must do that is the ... [Time expired.]
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