Ramaphosa: Job creation, land distribution must be prioritised

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the event attended by ANC regional delegates in Stellenbosch on Sunday.

ANC deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Job creation and land redistribution have been highlighted as two key issues at the ANC's Western Cape Policy Conference.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the event attended by ANC regional delegates in Stellenbosch on Sunday.

Ramaphosa stressed the importance of leaders within party structures having the best interests of South Africans at heart.

Thunderous applause and loud cheers preceded Ramaphosa’s address to ANC delegates at Stellenbosch’s Town Hall.

Ramaphosa presented clear views on the policies that must be prioritised.

“Job creation is the key that we need to be focusing on. So, therefore, as we craft policies, we must be asking ourselves, will this policy help us to create more jobs or not?”

He singled out the state of the country’s economy as a critical issue.

“When we manage it, we must manage it so carefully that we continue to have investors investing in our country, both foreign and national.”

Ramaphosa’s address follows ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile endorsing him at the weekend as the ANC's next party leader.

The ruling party’s crucial elective conference will be held in December.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)