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Reconciliation day is a time to take stock of how far we have come in healing the divisions of the past and building a more united South Africa. As a nation, we have a lot to be proud of, yet we still have much farther to go. Watch to find out about the work that lies ahead as we move forward on the path to true reconciliation.
South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) face a number of severe challenges, but they remain valuable state assets with immense capacity. We will not allow any of these strategic entities to fail. Find out more about what government is doing to restore the country’s SOEs to financial and operational health.
Unless we take drastic measures to conserve our country’s water resources and promote efficient use, water scarcity will become one of our biggest developmental and economic challenges. Read more about what government is doing to achieve a water-secure South Africa.
It’s time for South African companies to move beyond compliance towards succession planning, mentoring, training & skills transfer. Find out more about how the private sector can play its part in driving the transformation agenda in the workplace.
Gender-based violence is a national crisis with far-reaching and deeply harmful effects: broken families, ravaged communities and lives destroyed. Through the Emergency Action Plan, we are taking urgent steps to bring this crisis to an end. Find out more about our progress here.
With the pledges made at the second Investment Conference last week, we have now raised a total of R663 billion towards our goal of attracting R1.2 trillion in foreign and domestic investment over 5 years. Find out more about what government is doing to raise the capital we need to transform our economy, create jobs and bring us closer to the South Africa we want.
The Springboks' victory in Japan shows the immense power of sport to unite us. As we celebrate and take pride in the achievements of our sports stars and performers, we must also work together to build a more equal, tolerant and inclusive South Africa. Find out more about what government is doing to renew and transform our society.
Like the rest of the African continent, South Africa wants to forge partnerships with more advanced economies based on mutual benefit in order to develop our country and uplift our people. Find out more about what government is doing to grow trade and foreign investment, and open up new markets for our products, goods and services.
Power outages threaten our economy and our goal of attracting more foreign and domestic investment. Our immediate challenge is to restore the stability of the grid, but we also have to plan ahead for our future energy needs. Find out more about what government is doing to turn Eskom around.
To create jobs, reduce poverty and better the lives of South Africans, we need to grow our economy at a much faster pace. It’s a bold vision that requires us to improve the cost and ease of doing business. Find out more about what the government is doing to boost investment and cut restrictive red tape that holds businesses back.
South Africa’s future lies in Africa. Through trade with the continent, we will grow our industries and find new investment opportunities. That’s why we’ve embraced the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Find out more about this game-changing treaty here.