What opposition mouth gives, its hands take away: iLIVE
The gap between DA propaganda and reality grows wider every day. The DA's leader in Parliament, Lindiwe Mazibuko, said "the DA offers jobs".
A look at the recently released Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Quarter 2, 2012 shows what the real effect of the DA's economic strategy will be. From the first to second quarter of 2012, employment in the Western Cape decreased by 1.7% or 32000 jobs. Year-on-year employment increased by 0.6%. On the national front, employment increased by 25000 (0.2%) from the first to second quarter of 2012, and year-on-year by 373000 (2.5%).
If the Western Cape is an example of what DA economic policy offers, workers should be very worried. In a period during which the province saw a level of economic growth that was slightly higher than the national average, jobs were lost.
Interestingly, according to the Labour Force Survey, the "highest increases in employment were observed in Mpumalanga (40000), Limpopo (22000) and Eastern Cape (19000)".
These figures show the real picture. The DA helps big business and white farmers, not the poor. Increasingly the DA stands like a emperor without his clothes in front of the people of the Western Cape.