EFF promises more jobs in the WC

The EFF says the DA-led government in the province does not have capacity to deliver services.

The Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) premier candidate in the Western Cape says his party will create some 100,000 new jobs through the establishment of a provincial housing-construction company.

Nazier Paulen addressed the Cape Town Press Club about the party's plans for the province.

The EFF says the DA-led government in the Western Cape does not have capacity to deliver services, hence it's propensity to outsource major public contracts.

Paulen said the solution to the problem is a provincial housing construction company, a move which will not only build houses for poor communities but create jobs in the process.

"Imagine 100,000 new jobs. This province has never created a single job. They have relied on people creating their own entrepreneurial opportunities. We'll create jobs."

He says his party aims to eradicate informal settlements in a short space of time.

According to various pre-election surveys, the fledgling party is expected to take between 4 and 7 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, the City of Tshwane has confirmed it has given the EFF the green light to hold a rally in Atteridgeville on Sunday.

The city had given the party until 10am to make final representations to the committee to ensure the gathering at the Lucas Moripe stadium would be legal.

The joint operations meeting has now wrapped up with an agreement from both parties on the rally, meaning it will go ahead as planned this Sunday.