Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

The ANC plans to reform sectors with the greatest potential for growth and job creation, as it vows to double the annual rate of employment by creating 257,000 jobs per year. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday said the ANC led government would take measures to lower the cost of doing business in South Africa, increase productivity and improve competitiveness. He also said that an infrastructure fund will be created to build roads, hospitals and other public infrastructure in order to reignite the economy. Ramaphosa was launching the manifesto ahead of the ANC's toughest election campaign yet as it hopes to turn the tide of electoral decline which began in 2019 and culminated in an all time low of 56% in the 2016 local government election. Employment was at the centre of the ANCs election manifesto unveiled before a near-packed Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Ramaphosa said over 9-million South Africans are unemployed. "This is a tragedy of vast proportions, a direct challenge to...

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