Blog Posts tagged “economic growth”

Mr Zakhele Mbhele (DA)

Oct. 3, 2016 (2 years, 10 months ago) — Comments

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What is your Political background? I have been involved in the Democratic Alliance (DA) for as long as I have been active in politics. I started getting involved in politics in late 2005 where I was a candidate contesting for the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Wits University under a ...

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Infographic: Overview of the South African Labour Market

March 11, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

The Portfolio Committee on Labour received an overview of the South African labour market (unemployment rates, jobs per sector and 2015 quarterly employment trends) by the Financial Fiscal Commission. The FFC noted there was a close association between the economic growth rate and the unemployment rate. When economic growth was ...

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Analysis: This week's SONA 2016 debate, an ideal electioneering platform

Feb. 15, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

By MARIANNE MERTEN

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The sequel to President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address unfolds over two afternoons from Tuesday as MPs take to the National Assembly podium to debate last week’s presidential remarks. With local government elections later this year, it’s the ...

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SONA: Go for the Big Five, President Zuma, you have nothing to lose

Feb. 2, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

By Judith February.

The President should focus on the multi-dimensional nature of South Africa’s crisis: from the economy, to racial polarisation, securitisation of the state, dysfunction and maladministration at local government, the problems are easily identifiable. The SONA should be easy to write. Go for the Big Five, and ...

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Infographic: Build programmes boost growth and job creation

March 20, 2015 (4 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, the Public Enterprises Department told Members of Parliament that the country’s investment into infrastructure is being scaled up to create opportunities for job creation and economic growth. Currently, investment is lower than it should be and economic activity is slow due to lack of ...

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Infographic: The 2015 budget simplified

Feb. 25, 2015 (4 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

Today, the Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene gave his first budget speech in Parliament. As predicted by People's Assembly, the speech touched on pressing matters such as the energy crisis and proposed tax changes.

The Minister told citizens that the country's projected economic growth for 2015 was ...

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Read President Jacob Zuma's 2015 State of the Nation speech here:

Feb. 12, 2015 (4 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

State of the Nation Address by His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town,

The Speaker of the National Assembly, The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and ...

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Infographic: Tourism and its contribution to SA's economic growth

Nov. 28, 2014 (4 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

With the tourism season now in full swing, People's Assembly looks at how the tourism sector has contributed to South Africa's economic growth. Earlier this year, SA Tourism briefed the Tourism Portfolio Committee on the state of international tourism. International tourist arrivals to South Africa are expected to ...

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