Mamphela Ramphele: SA must vote differently

The Agang SA leader says if SA doesn’t vote differently in the 2014 elections, it will get more of the past.

Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele speaking at her party’s election manifesto launch in Atteridgeville Pretoria on Saturday 8 March 2014. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele says if South Africans don't vote differently in the upcoming elections, they will get more of the past.

Ramphele launched her election manifesto in Atteridgeville in Pretoria on Saturday.

Her election policies focused on empowerment, education, entrepreneurship, employment and effective government.

Ramphele took a swipe at the ruling party, saying it is making the lives of ordinary South Africans harder every day.

"This government cannot keep the lights on. This government cannot keep our children in school."

She says if elected into government, she will make sure that tertiary education is free.

"Every child who wants to learn must be allowed to learn."

Ramphele says the South Africa spends more than most country's do on education, but says learner performance is among the worst.

She is adamant this needs to change.