Short-term jobs plan 'ignores private sector'

President’s recovery package emphasises public employment schemes say economists

18 October 2020 - 00:20 By HILARY JOFFE

President Cyril Ramaphosa's economic recovery and reconstruction plan is overly focused on short-term public employment creation, with not enough to stimulate job creation by the private sector, economists and business leaders have cautioned.

And while the long-awaited plan's commitments to fast-track growth-boosting economic reforms have been welcomed, critics say it provides few clues on how the government plans to deliver on its commitment to curb soaring public debt levels - or to turn around its poor record on implementation...

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