With plans to grow the economy and create jobs in Gauteng, Premier David Makhura has
announced the development of five new economic corridors in the province that will each have
distinct industries and comparative advantages.
In a response to a two-day debate on his State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma said
industrialisation, boosting agriculture and manufacturing, as well as adding value to the country's
mineral wealth, would help open up economic participation to all who live in South Africa.
Operation Phakisa to promote economic growth and job creation is surging ahead. Its
oceans economy lab is in the implementation phase. This comes as South Africa's
oceans are estimated to have the potential to contribute up to R177-billion to gross
The government's strategic focus on industrialisation and enhancing the links between mining and
the rest of the country's economy will be a key focus for South Africa at this year's Mining Indaba,
which takes place in Cape Town between 9 and 12 February, writes Trade and Industry Minister
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