The government has no plan to fix the economy beyond talk shops, conferences and summits, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says. The criticism comes despite persistent efforts by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to boost economic growth, address the unemployment crisis, tackle corruption, and improve financial performance and governance at state-owned entities since February. Ramaphosa took over the leadership of the government from former president Jacob Zuma, whose ten-year tenure was largely characterised by lack of growth, rampant corruption and record unemployment figures. “Over the past year, it has become clear that the government has no plan on how to fix the economy, beyond talk shops, conferences and photo-op summits. ‘Investments’ announced were simply the re-announcement of old investments, unemployment has gone up and access to jobs is still manipulated to the benefit of connected ANC insiders, often including demanding sex or cash for jobs,” Maimane said in his presentati...

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