Tuesday, June 16, 2015

COSATU and NUM urges government to make further plans in meeting the youth half way

Mbasa Gqokoma
16 June 2015

The Congress of the South African Trade Unions applauds the young people , who led organisation of meetings prior to the day and also on the day as it changed the South African political landscape in the continent and globally.

Acting COSATU national spokesperson Norman Mampane said, COSATU has urged that, whilst government has introduced the quintile system in provision of resources.

We have not succeeded to eradicate costs in education provisions. Mampane said COSATU joins millions of South Africans to continue to remember the martyrs of 1976, young people, man and woman who stood against the introduction of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.

“COSATU calls for all young people of school going age to go to school in order to ensure that the country is led by skilled people, to ensure that we are able to take industrialisation to greater heights”

South Africa, we facing three major challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality, Mampane added.

Meanwhile, the National Union of Mineworkers says, South Africans and the world must pay a fitting tribute to the fearless heroes and martyrs who fought the mighty evil apartheid regime.

Acting NUM national spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu says, as South Africans, we can see today that their efforts were not in vain.

Mammburu said the National Union of Mineworkers call for efforts of job creation for young people to be intensified as a key commemoration to June 16.

Mammburu said, companies must commit in providing training and skills development for young people in the mining, energy and construction centres where the NUM is organising.

This will help reduce the high rate of unemployment in South Africa. We also see the June 16 commemoration as historic, Mammburu added.

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