Of course, the new employment and labour minister will fail in creating a climate conducive to job creation “Nxesi ‘No Silver Bullet for Jobs” (June 3). He is a communist and trade unionist who harbours great ideological hostility towards the private sector and the idea of a private sector-led and market-driven economy.

It would take the revocation of much of the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act to tilt the labour policy environment in favour of the employment of large numbers of skilled people. Will the politburo of the SACP agree to that? Minimum-wage provisions would need to be repealed and “decent work” rhetoric abandoned if the poor are to be priced into jobs...

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