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wrong. com has been granted bail by nancy tara course in the sam. a bad case review . next month. cons accused of threatening police and the judge, you ordered the rest of his help paid. come on high that more from islamabad. there was an apprehension that he would be arrested as he had rived in court a few days earlier. the government was hell bent over it at that time. 1000 of the boarders gathered around their house and it became difficult to also have a lawyer that went to the lama by the i court and the guard. and then get him bade by dag all go on, debated that he would have to appear before that. and did get rid of them cord re game this morning and was granted and get him bail again until the 1st of september, 100 over at the border. had gad, their dad county, john ding logan's against the government. also in pakistan,
heavy rain and flash flooding, which has devastated large parts of the country, showing no sign of living up. tens of thousands of people have had to flee their home. since the downpours began in june, the former british ambassador to main mom has been arrested in yangon, vicky bowman, and her husband were the taint. on wednesday. it's inside story now. stay with us hale now just 0. ah, south africa is powerful, tried federations of cold for a national shut down. the government is accused of failing to tackle unemployment and the rising cost of living. but will the mass action make a difference?
and how will that impact the already struggling economy? this is inside story. ah. hello and welcome to the program i'm toma cry. thousands of south africans have joined a protest much organized by tried unions. the frustrated by rising unemployment, increasing food and fuel costs and daily power outages rallies have taken place in all provinces. with the largest in cape town and the capital pretoria, too powerful tried federations, had called for total shut down of the economy, demanding a government cap on fuel. the stable electricity supply and a basic minimum wage will bring in our guests in a moment. but 1st, l g here is for me to mila,
has more from pretoria. a few 1000 the workers have come out to pretoria, the capital city of south africa to protest against the high cost of living. there are a number of different unions here, but the common street amongst the more than just how expensive it is to live in south africa. and that's officially off the close of 1910. thousands of jobs were lost and people look well without an income now. well, the government has put in place a very basic benefit of about $20.00 a month. for those who don't have jobs, it simply isn't enough, especially for the working cause to say they can't afford the escalating costs of electricity, food which has gone up at least 10 percent over the last year as well as the port transportation and also again the high cost of that, now they say they want immediate attention from the government and they had some standing up to address some of these major concern mentioning amongst the working costs. and the inflation has gone up by 7.8 percent higher
in many south africans. it really is a struggle to survive today. for me to my now i was just there inside story before let's have a closer look at the situation in south africa. the economy has been stagnant since the 2008 financial crisis is deteriorated. further, due to the fallout from the cove at 19 pandemic, and the war in ukraine, inflation hit a 13 year high and june, mainly driven by rising food and fuel costs. last year, unemployment had a record 35 percent. now the figure is even higher if it includes the number of jobless people who stopped looking for work. women among the most vulnerable, nearly one and every 2 women doesn't have an income. the. well, it spring in august in durban is vicki and charlie charlie general secretary of the
congress of south african tried unions. cos ought to, and patricia is jani rousseau, economist, and visiting professor advocates business school and going back to driven is the cota with the national spokesman of the african national congress. a wound welcome to you will. thank you very much for being on inside story. let's start with you, becky: as you called for the strike action hasn't been a success. and this just going to be the 1st of many. thank you very much. it has been very successful. let's look at that number. if you look to the, the impact of this strike may know the coms in which, where the matching goes by this is to the protest action in the main you intended to raise the issues and to get this society at the baking and discussing the problem that they are facing and hopefully government will then respond to the crisis that have and so we raised 10000000 up on and so i went in milan
and such a grand 10000000 non in demand and electricity problems. the young people employed to gender baseball and they're going beyond propulsion. so we hope that with this action, which was the pitfall where cars way and joined by people in this will say you raised in the same problem. so we think that mistake has been driven home so we can say successful. okay, dakota has the message being driven home. have, have you the and say, have you got the message? data message as the african national congress issues raised by the way across were locked. you know, in our current practice as a courtesy way lied to strike in the right to protest or
demonstrate an exercise in the constitution of the in terms of chapter 2 of our constitution. and i think issues. ready issues that are concern for us as the company in particular issues related to the cost of living, in particular the issue to other issues related to and they just, children tend updates and general safety issues. but we also african national congress take the dad, dad, and i came into the company the government to take them because we need tony sparked cars. but so far we deleted a d 6 from because. ready was shown. ringback a small decline.
ready from 89 percent of other. ready us to be at 56 percent, but it's still more positive even the way down or is that is not a covered 19 but did as a result. ready also slightly, she called them and i think it's incumbent upon us as the governor party as close to me as the private and say, to finalize on social conduct and find that mostly for all of us. and we, because why we are, we're not, you know, i think most people would agree with it jani, russo bring you. and now what can you can on the impact of a strike like this have. and as we've heard, the union say more plan. so what effect will will that have if they do carry on having more strikes like these? well, cause a need, a short stint, any economy rises,
the cost of employment supply that makes it more expensive to employ people. so all action like this, employers will try to find ways to the place workers with capital. this is especially true in the midst of the industrial revolution. we new technology saw the better over time, the workers. so from that perspective, the stock is really not helping the black lloyd. i do this in a serious crisis. we need higher economic decided by the people that do things that i and see government ad not do and urgency needs to be gone. it will be based on such time as we have to supply and secondly, fix them. so these, we need service the liberty from our ministry, these but this i mc government has no will be both as we've seen off that
a decade of good option state capture. this is the price that or many south africans or the mason, that the agency government that's made in south africa. ok, dakota, what's your response to that? is this your miss or all the challenges. ready fair disingenuous to say that then you see when we talk. ready before we go into the family offices, i'm buckland, a social well bringing a consolation and one company to invest in the economy which has not been the case. ringback when was 17 recover? cobalt money was lost from production. but we still expect
the private sector to bring that part which has been particularly in terms of you know, about the equipment they created on drug and utilized by sector. we will need to, does that seem to be an investment which is click by, which is a separate country the government can be put on. and i don't think that the best interest of any body it would be important to all of us together about social. busy we get. busy bank way supposed to be any game or not like me saying that the a call today because those are those funds. i don't know why really slow work on it and rushing the country for the benefit of my children
and those who come okay. living on from who's responsible to how do we go about fixing some of these problems? you know, we've, we've heard low wages, unemployment, inflation, the high cost of petrol and food. becky, can you lay out exactly what it is you want the government to do? now? i demand and business and in one business to stop the investments, trying one them, tory, i mean to mobilize space and invest back to the economy, went to the quality of the investment impact. so one business to, to do that from government. one tool. amanda regulation 28, which allows the finds of where kind of student passed in on social development on issues that to impress, that check cetera. by one s console. i mean,
no one government to fix escal because is true that without making this up you are not going to get any for an investor coming at home. but it's also in the interest of the be local business, triple to back and ask, because you are a big gift card for x. com because it is a coal fired power station to be able to track track investment in connection. and because people who said we can invest in called our fire station, so it must be a business local business, domestic business invest, government has to do with corruption. we will create that some of the issues are issues of the past. they preach him by corruption. it is not the question of trying please to privatize if they on the enterprise that was
billed by that date. a state is not, is a, is an issue that you, that i think from how they a government has been raising some of these issues. so you may want them to fix the prospect. so that's what can be able to transport goods from the production line to day to buy and be able to export. so there are issues back to government can do immediately. it may not give orders to employ 10000000 people, but it has to be done asked dining they issues all for for i went out with debate, this is the what i mean in technology has been on the time coming. i've been dealing with those issues. we know we've just kind of this thing and the international labor organization, technology is not going to be consumer. you can produce some things to technology, but some boyd to some way,
a human being should be able to buy that. and for that human being to be able to buy the product that human being must be brought before, shall stop, delete. so far out is not going to say what country and he's not going to say by economy it. we're going to be just using the communication going to be putting in for our work on staff. we know that when we're getting better able to consume the costs back to the business we produce. so it's not just one way back to increase their wages and taking money and put it back people up putting the money back to the bonds typically kind of back to their using this technology. and then roman grade is very, very low, is not 40 percent, are using the nato to finish. okay, jani, just on this,
in your opinion, how has the economy been mismanaged? is this primarily the government's fault? or is it because of external factors that have been outside its control? for me i am she got no doubt in my mind about it. i didn't see government screwed up. it's been up to, it's for, we've had a very good at the station i had bought i years ago that the, she government should get it off the national library. i. it is now 8 years like the lighter di, based off of the airline. so the government also does not take good advice. i have another better advice for the government. the dentist is just publish. it really is an excuse me and we will know exactly what's going wrong. we will know exactly how to fix it or ever this government lacks the whoa to change its own activities. the good option is in danger in the a and c government. and they,
for the people are suffering a lack of service. the liberty of incidentally, investment in discovery world is, cannot guarantee that the electricity supplied to stop is gone. publish all the problems correct or public scrutiny. the reason why it should be a secret. and while we are stopping for the amc can also answer the question, why not publish all contracts of all government departments and all prevention? government departments, excuse me. after all, it is only once we are full transparency, we will be able to fix discovery. but i would like to hear, i see on publishing. please. ok, dakota. it's something that your government has prepared to to publish those contracts. busy the issue of publishing concepts being
difficult at multiple did see we want to call them by public information axis x, which allows agency to, to come in and petition through the card information on any state. and that's why law allows, i don't understand why. so. busy when you access to that particular information back to the class, but also it can bring back by the court to get the issue which is not supposed to be difficult. ready to do with the commission on state of capture where for public access information act in all other places, which allows but it is in government and look, i don't see any difficulty for government impress lady through property. so she's all regulation that make everything or access every
information conspiring because optimal even experience sustaining the state and, and know how we can develop a relationship where we're supposed to be disc. no, she's not in a position and see where we we don't actually we stand show that there will give a better life to all the individual elements today and see what they did and so far where the fuck suited to dinner. ready the article, this included some of a chevy jacobs. busy some brady ought to be charged. so in general,
and so that was us is something an action that we're going. busy what people. busy going into the report, they don't capture individual people. we're going to conditions what needs to be done. so there's nothing that ride from the we also she did the ping on what is happening and i don't think it can. i think mr. moore on us and that's why we're one from the private sector. and those are also close to be honest government countries. but when i talk to you guys, when they call them the money to call me, i still even want be used to on the, on the corner where my notice i just trillions of billions of our country. and i
made an example for you. that is an investment because we're all on the street on the way to change we are asking or from the private sector, the money we don't government you can. busy but help us. busy to meet together to recover on the goat sluggish schools, but rogues to this because he's not older the detrimental they do. johnson, the quote is also to the detriment of your club with buses, at least to love must go. okay. just focusing on the pow across us in south africa at the moment. rolling blackouts sometimes for up to 6 hours a day in places has been described as a winter of discontent. obviously having a severe effect on the economy and could even last for another 2 or 3 years.
picky just how bad is it and how devastating has it been to the economy and the workers that oversee that supports. thank you very much for the question. now press one to reach a member. the point that me, that option the in south africa is not only the politicians, but also the private sector that deeply involved incorruption. so let's accept that . it takes 2 to tango. private sector is involved in corruption. i've seen it through as under commission in regards to a question, i think is the best day to be the question of the slow shave being stopped and timing an acceptance. and we understand because we have meant to the men of ask women understand the problem and they said, look, you can stop shaving now. maybe for 12 months or so. but what will have been there
that will be shut down, because if you are not giving a space for maintain names on some of this unit, we are just going point is asked and they're trying to my make yvette and kevin morgan and slow processes because they have a m a g, the question of the i p p. and the one that private sector tend to, to, to establish is not going to have planned in the next 6 months or so it's going to take, maybe 12, i mean, 12 miles to the 6 months in dealing with those. so it's something that we have to, to live with it unless government, they promise they are going to look to their procurement process. because why don't the program and school management is saying that following the, the process is and in procuring and, and ask it takes one very, very long time. by the time you receive the,
the parts that you want it mainly patch will be affected in dealing with those issues. so if government can come up, bring as common port and everybody on board and deal with this issue. i think we can mitigate some of these processes while we're trying to find the last thing solution, but is defense state. okay, jani, just want to finish with you briefly here on unemployment. obviously, you know, record highs. why can't the, for the kids economy match the demands or availability of that workforce? you mean you've got very high unemployment, but also a youth unemployment, but a really highly educated one. what is the main issue there? south africa. the other situation is it's a national crisis, and unfortunately, people suffered as a result of this national crisis and not a problem twice as long as the population can hire. the population
grows at about one and a half. the said to me as being an allow guys as a result of good option in the a n c government. as i stated before, and what relation i entered on because i didn't brother remove it, will not become small that the economy will not go until such time as we should be from a strong service delivery admins, or government. obviously a range of issues that are clearly a going to take some time to solve. just want to thank all 3 of our guests speaking chelly chelly, jani rousseau, and dakota, la with a thank you so much for coming on the program. well, thank you. also for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website, al jazeera dot com and for further discussion,
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