SACBC Justice and Peace on the Youth Wage Subsidy

SACBC Justice and Peace Commission reiterates its call for

the review of the Youth Wage Subsidy.


Bishop Gabuza, the chair person of SACBC Justice and Peace Commission, has said that

there is not much to celebrate on the international workers day this year as long as millions

of young people in the country remain unemployed and desperate.


Justice and Peace Commission believes that “youth unemployment in our country has now

reached dangerous levels, with many of our unemployed youth now being highly exposed to

drug abuse, human trafficking, recruitment to life of crime and manipulation by unscrupulous

politicians who recruit them for violent protests and political destabilisation.”


Bishop Gabuza has therefore called on the government and the ANC policy conference in

June “to review the youth wage subsidy and its ability to reverse the youth unemployment

trends in South Africa.”


“In the absence of an impact study that demonstrates the contrary, to us, the youth wage

subsidy will remain a costly and unsustainable venture which subsidizes the private

companies and boosts their profit margins, without creating an enforceable obligation on the

part of private companies to develop a certain level of skills and retain a certain percentage

of young people as permanent employees.


Bishop Gabuza has also warned that youth unemployment will not be addressed

comprehensively in our country if the culture of corruption and patronage networks continues

to prevail.


“It is true that, to lower the current levels of youth unemployment, the government needs to

adopt a radical economic transformation. It should however be a radical economic

transformation that benefits all, and not only a few who are politically connected. We also

note with sadness that the current culture of political leadership, which is rooted in corruption

and patronage politics, lacks the ethical capacity to realize such a radical and inclusive

economic transformation.”


For more information, contact:

Bishop Abel Gabuza

+27 (0) 82 549 4324

+27 (0) 53 831 1861

Archbishop William Slattery: 083 468 5473.


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Denis Hurley Peace Institute



P.O. Box 4000

Pretoria 0001

South Africa


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ACTS Invites You to ANC

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ACTS Members Northern Gauteng

To : ACTS Provincial and Branch Chaplains

Subject : 24th Annual Nation Conference

From : National Executive Council 2016/17

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SACBC Justice and Peace Commission Urges Parliament Members to Consider the Common Good

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It is clear that our country is deeply divided and now stands at a moral, political and economic crossroad. At such a time, we need a parliament that demonstrates strong ethical leadership and exercises non-partisan oversight over the executive.

We therefore urge all the members of parliament to vote according to their conscience and consider the common good, and not partisan interests, factional royalties and their political survival, when they vote in the pending motion of no confidence.

We wish to state our view that, just is the case in other countries, conscience vote or free vote should be allowed to happen in parliament in matters that are critical for the common good and the building of an accountable state. It is in the interest of the poor that South Africa grows into a nation where electorate can hold members of parliament to account and where members of parliament can hold the president and the ministers to account. Allowing conscience vote in parliament can reduce the current accountability deficit and contribute to the development of this vision.

As the marches against the president continue, we call on the leaders of ANC to stop and listen with humility to the issues and concerns raised by the people who march against the president. They should not be quick to dismiss genuine calls for executive accountability as racism and as an attack on radical economic transformation.

We also reiterate the call made last week by Archbishop Brislin on behalf of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference: “We respectfully remind President Zuma that he has been elected to serve all South Africans. It appears that he has lost the confidence of many of his own closest colleagues, as well as that of numerous civil society organizations. He should earnestly reconsider his position, and not be afraid to act with courage and humility in the nation’s best interests”

As we enter the Holy Week, we urge all Christians and people of good will to use the Holy Week celebrations to place our agonies and our fears as a nation at the foot of the Cross so that, through the Grace of the Risen Christ, our country opens up to experience God’s healing, higher levels of ethical leadership and genuine economic freedom.


Released on: 12 April 2017

For more information:

Bishop Abel Gabuza.

Cell number: 0825494324

Phone number: 053 831 1861 or 053 831 1862.


Archbishop William Slattery: Cell: 0834685473



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