Social security for vulnerable workers is being investigated by the Department of
Labour, which will seek information on international best practice from the
International Labour Organization. A discussion paper will be tabled at Nedlac following
approval by the Cabinet.
The government has unveiled a five-year framework for implementing South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP). The framework will focus the government's efforts on a set of manageable programmes as it works to grow the economy while tackling unemployment, poverty and inequality.
The South African government is set to launch an initiative - inspired by the "Big Fast Results" methodology successfully applied by Malaysia - to fast-track the delivery of priorities outlined in the country's National Development Plan, President Jacob Zuma announced in Cape Town on Friday.
Lifting the economy onto a faster growth path will be a key government priority over the next five years, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday, announcing a number of far-reaching measures to stabilise the mining industry, address the country's energy constraints and remove obstacles to investment.
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