Human Rights Watch group Amnesty International is calling on politicians to stop blaming unemployment on foreigners. This comes after the ex-convict and former gangster, the leader of Patriotic Alliance call on all foreigners to go home.
The Inkatha Freedom Party has become the latest political party to throw its weight behind the #putsouthafricansfirst online campaign. The party announced that it has thrown a bill to make sure that South Africans are employed first across all sectors of the economy, not just restaurants jobs.
The EFF leader Malema had announced at the Siyabonga rally in Durban earlier this month that he would be visiting the country’s hospitality sector to see how many foreigners were employed. Herman Mashaba and his ActionSA are also pounding on foreign nationals signaling that he will soon be visiting hospitals and schools after he called for all schools run by foreign nationals to be closed.
However, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa told the government and political leaders to come up with reasonable economic policies than keep on blaming foreign nationals. He said Evidence shows that some of the biggest and industrialized economies around the world have grown because they have absorbed the foreign workforce and skills.
Moreso if indeed foreign nationals were taking jobs, then who is hiring them? Are they not South Africans who are hiring foreign nationals at the workplace because as far as we know it's impossible to hire yourself unless you start your own business. He then encourages the government to implement business-friendly policies so that unemployed South Africans can start a business too.
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