The African Transformation has called for the economy to benift the South African youth first. ATM says the South African youth is often placed at the backfoot of the economy. It says unlike other countries, South Africa has failed to put the South African youth first. It also dismissed accusations of xenephobia when it demands government to put South Africans first.
The ATM made these remarks in a statement in commemoration of Youth month.
The party said the economy should be reflective of South Africa.
"We have presented this to parliament and to the general public, and I submit it here. again today. Other countries have ensured that their economy prioritizes its young but in South Africa, South Africanss come second," the statement read.
ATM says the South African micro economy is dominated by foreign nationals. It says this is an important sector that could help a lot of the South African youth.
"Young people today in this country face an unprecedented socioeconomic plight and it is up to them to bring about change. Today when one looks at the micro economy,
we see a very important sector, one that could bring about that change in the. socioeconomic conditions of millions of young people," the statement read.
The party has also criticized the country's education system. It says it has done very little to reduce the plights of South African people. It has cited poor infrastructure in many schools, which government has failed to improve post apartheid. It says many apartheid conditions still persist even during democracy.
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