Ramaphosa: Govt's call for stability unfair

The deputy president says government must be held to the same standards that it demands of society.

FILE: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says it's unfair for government to ask for stability in the labour environment when it's failing to maintain a united front within its own institutions.

Ramaphosa says government is aware of the concerns caused by what appears to be infighting within the State.

He was speaking at the National Economic Development and Labour Council ( Nedlac) Summit in Boksburg today, saying government can only be functional if there is cohesion.

Ramaphosa says government must be held to the same standards that it demands of society.



"We must expect that in the State as well there will be stability."

Ramaphosa says government needs to resolve internal differences through dialogue to avoid the instability caused by conflict.

"We cannot expect our social partners to overcome their differences when we in government cannot overcome our own. It doesn't make sense."

He has called on all those in government to behave in a manner that best serves the needs of the public.