ke a la nako – it’s time President Ramaphosa on recovery & reconstruction

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    • #76502
      sylvia hammond

      Today 15th October 2020 President Ramaphosa presented the post-COVID-19 recovery, reconstruction and transformation package.

      Access the recording –
      or the speech

      We don’t need to summarise the problems we had before COVID-19 struck, nor how the pandemic just made starkly clear what those problems are.

      So the key points here are what are we going to do about it? And how can we utilise the pandemic to catalise change for the better for a more sustainable future.

      For the skills-universe memebrs, what can you do and where do your fit in?
      Headlining key areas to note:
      1. Massive roll out of infrastructure
      2. Energy generation – changes to increase supply and ensure sustainability.
      3. Large scale employment stimulus – recover the jobs lost – and the need to create more job opportunities. Support tourism, further publication of countries approved to travel to SA, and special skills visas.
      4. Industrial growth manufacture locally – use local raw materials – buy local this festive season. Women empowerment.
      5. Attention to criminal activities.
      Tax evasion and fraud, state employees doing business with the state, violent disruption of construction sites.
      Finally, Vulindlela – National Economic Recovery Council – that will be a new acronym (NERC), and
      further publications to follow – NEDLAC recovery plan.

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    • #76504
      Des Squire

      Some interestng statements made and it wil be worth “watching this space” for developments. Public servant wage freeze and curbing trade union interference in development should have been outlined. Infrastructure, particularly in the former townships, demolishing old shacks and houses and replacing with “mega city” type developments would be most welcome. Time also to stop all illegal building, add ons, sub divisions etc. So much can be done and so many jobs can be created. Whatever happens it must be 100% right and monitored on an ongoing basis. Talk is cheap, it time for some real positive action.

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      sylvia hammond

      Thanks for your comment Des – once again,implementation is key – as with all aspects of skills development.

      Please see attached – weekend reading – the full document on the SA Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.

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