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.
The National Youth Development Agency, Industrial Development Corporation and Small Enterprise Finance Agency have launched a R2.7-billion Youth Fund aimed at creating millions of sustainable jobs in the country.
The government is to partner with the mining industry to further improve the housing and living conditions of mine workers in the country, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced at the third annual Mining Lekgotla gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
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