President Jacob Zuma referred to our "collective responsibility" to get the economy to perform at
its full potential. South Africans can support the economy by buying a locally made products –
each purchase stimulates demand and builds our industries and creates jobs.
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.
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