The Gauteng State of the Province Address has revealed ambitions to achieve a corruption-free government through transparent tendering processes.
Premier David Makhura also made pronouncements on initiatives to develop the township economy to foster entreprenueral skills.
702's Azania Mosaka on Monday spoke to Gauteng MEC for Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development Lebogang Maile on more details on the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
We said this year, we'd spend 12% of our budget helping township-based entrepreneurs. We've achieved that target and we want to increase that amount to 30% by 2019.— Lebogang Maile, Gauteng MEC
If we want to build sustainable economies, it cannot run parallel to the mainstream economy. We need to fastrack and facilitate integration.— Lebogang Maile, Gauteng MEC
One of the things we'll be doing is honouring excellence in entrepreneurship in the townships. We're introducing the Township Entrepreneurship Award, the first of its kind.— Lebogang Maile, Gauteng MEC
As the Gauteng provincial government, we continue to be concerned about the cost and affordability of e-tolls.— Lebogang Maile, Gauteng MEC