DA leader Mmusi Maimane spoke about the party ditching the B-BBEE policy that is only benefiting a few people that are politically connected to the ruling party and leaving out those that are rightfully deserving out in the cold.
He says the DA, going into 2019 national elections is advocating for a policy that is all inclusive, benefiting students and black disadvantaged people.
702/CapeTalk listeners on picked up on Maimane's comments talking about the DA and its stance on B-BBEE.
I'm looking forward to a new South Africa because a lot of people are suffering while having degrees, they have no jobs and few that are given opportunities they just buy cars.— Shadrack, Caller
The BEE certificate is just sold to white people who employ other people. Black people are out here suffering because of that BEE, it is not inclusive to everybody.— Shadrack, Caller
The DA is going down come the 2019 elections, really the DA is going to lose all posts in Parliament, provincial government and local government.— Stan, Caller
I respect the DA's views over and above what the ANC has or hasn't been able to do in the last 25 years. I think Mmusi is a bit misunderstood and I don't think he is saying scrap BEE all together.— Mark, Caller
What he is saying is that the way it's been used at the moment and the way it has been applied, it's only a fraction of people that have benefitted. It is not broad-based as it is implied but it is very narrow-based.— Mark, Caller
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