National Assembly to debate SA unemployment crisis

File: Various South African political leaders present in the National Assembly.

File: Various South African political leaders present in the National Assembly.

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JOHANNESBURG - The National Assembly will debate the country's unemployment crisis on Thursday.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane asked the Parliament Speaker Thandi Modise for an urgent debate on joblessness.

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The country's unemployment rate climbed to 29-percent in the second quarter of the year.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane asked the Speaker for an urgent debate on joblessness. Courtesy #DStv403

Maimane says the DA will use the debate to table its comprehensive economic recovery plan.

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He says the debate should address unsustainable levels of government spending.

These include the bailing out of debt-ridden and failing state-owned entities and cutting the Public Sector Wage Bill.

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