Democratic Alliance (DA) learder Mmusi Maimane is expected to launch the party’s “Total Change for Jobs” campaign in eMfuleni, Gauteng on Saturday in an attempt to create job opportunities for the youth.
According to a statement provided by the DA, Maimane will speak to hundreds of young people who are unemployed, announcing a plan of immediate interventions the DA will be carrying out over the coming weeks in order connect young people to work opportunities.
In an attempt to bring global change, Maimane will be joined by DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey, and Vaal Regional Deputy Chairperson, Kingsol Chabalala.
Maimane said while president of the African National Congress (ANC); Cyril Ramaphosa attempts to both unite his party and deal with the corrupt, he is focusing on making the amended Davos theme ‘a shared future in a fractured country’ a reality.
“If we are to bring the country together, as we must, then we must give young, black, unemployed South Africans some sense that their own lives can indeed change for the better in the immediate future,” said Maimane.
“On Saturday I will be in Emfuleni setting out how we propose to offer this immediate change through a campaign I am calling Vukuzakhe, which means ‘get up and do it’,” he said.
The campaign will help bridge a gap between unemployed youth and potential employees, providing the youth with new opportunities to face the real world and create better lives for themselves.
“SA can build a shared future, but only if we show young people that real, total change is not an impossible distant dream but is possible in the here and now,” said Maimane.