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MINISTER of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sicelo Shiceka says job creation has eluded the democratic government since 1994.
He told the Municipal Local Development summit in Kempton Park yesterday that it was "painful seeing people willing to work but without jobs.
"Thousands of our people have lost their jobs. They have added to the army of the unemployed. It is depressing to see men standing on streets looking for jobs.
"When you stop at therobot, they come running," he said.
Shiceka said the poor were bearing the brunt of the global economic meltdown.
"South Africa's economy contracted in the last quarter of 2008 and in the first quarter of 2009, where we saw an annualised 6,4percent contraction, the worst since the 1980s.
"People in the rural areas and in townships remain poor. Inequalities have grown. Since 2004 ... we have enriched few people but the majority is worse off. This summit must come up with concrete proposals to improve the quality of lives of our people."