South Africa will put improved performance by the state, particularly the public service, at the core of how the government conducts business over the next five years, President Jacob Zuma said in his reply to debate on the State of the Nation address in Parliament on Friday.
President Jacob Zuma has pledged to tackle inequality in South Africa, tabling a series of measures, ranging from job creation to youth development and infrastructure investment, in order to address the challenge over the next five years.
Far-reaching interventions in mining and energy, six-million job opportunities through public works, massively increased university entrance numbers, a possible national minimum wage ... check out some of the highlights of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address.
Special assistance will be provided to a number of struggling municipalities, and at least 100 water and sanitation projects fast-tracked, as the government moves to resolve problems with service delivery across the country, President Jacob Zuma announced on Tuesday.
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