Unemployment key election issue in De Aar

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File: Residents in the Northern Cape town of De Aar say while they are desperate for basic services, job creation is more important.

File: Residents in the Northern Cape town of De Aar say while they are desperate for basic services, job creation is more important.

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DE AAR – With the local government elections around the corner, people around the country are becoming more vocal about what they want in their communities.

Residents in the Northern Cape town of De Aar say while they are desperate for basic services, job creation is more important.

People in the small town say if they had jobs, they would be able to afford services like electricity.

Some say they haven’t made a cent in years.

And those who have managed to open businesses, say it’s a struggle to stay open.

* eNCA reporter Pheladi Sethusa has more on this story. Watch the video in the gallery above.