Ramaphosa pledges govt support to young professionals

The president engaged the group in Durban on Wednesday night where they told him what their problems are.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa addresses young professionals in Durban on 9 January 2019. Picture: @MYANC/Twitter

DURBAN – President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on young professionals in KwaZulu-Natal to continue coming up with business ideas, saying that the government will pledge its support.

This is after a young professionals group complained that the state had failed them.

The president engaged the group in Durban on Wednesday night.

Young professionals in KwaZulu-Natal told President Ramaphosa what their problems are.

“We’re finding it extremely hard to come out of college and then get a job. So, we want to make employment for ourselves but we still find obstacles when it comes to funding. Also, the none payment of business people and sometimes I wait six months to be paid.

“We wish the age of employment retirement can be reduced to 50 years of age so that young people can be afforded the opportunity.”

The president promised them that the government would deal with their concerns.

“Come up with a good idea and the government will support because as government our job must be to be enablers.”

Meanwhile, the president has also announced that the government wants to have another investment conference this year.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)