This October South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma aims to focus on the country’s
economic growth, to meet the 5% target he set at his State of the Nation address in
June this year.
The recently released framework for implementing the National Development Plan will help tackle domestic obstacles to growth in South Africa, drive growth in productive sectors of the economy, and cut down on red tape hampering investment, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa's economy grew at 0.6% in the second quarter, following a -0.6% contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first quarter, thus avoiding entering a technical recession.
President Jacob Zuma has called on the ministers, premiers and mayors on the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission to work together urgently and creatively to speed up delivery of the country's infrastructure build.
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