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[WATCH] Premier David Makhura's State of the Province Address

26 February 2018 9:49 AM

Job creation, investment and improving the lives of people living in the province are themes expected to be covered by SOPA.

The Gauteng government says Premier David Makhura will be addressing job creation, investment and improving the lives of people living in the province when he presents the State of the Province Address (Sopa) this morning at the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg.

Government says the focus will be on the readiness of the province for the fourth industrial revolution.

The Gauteng government says many lessons have been learned from the Life Esidimeni tragedy. The premier’s spokesperson Phumla Sekhonyane says, “We’ve learnt a lot of lessons from the tragedy of Life Esidimeni. The premier will be talking about how far we’re in terms of implementing the recommendations of health ombudsman.”

Two years ago Makhura unveiled a ten-pillar programme of radical transformation, modernisation and re- industrialisation for Gauteng over the next five to fifteen years, namley:

  1. Radical economic transformation
  2. Decisive spatial transformation
  3. Accelerated social transformation
  4. Transformation of the state and governance
  5. Modernisation of the public service
  6. Modernisation of the economy
  7. Modernisation of human settlements and urban development
  8. Modernisation of public transport infrastructure
  9. Re-industrialisation of Gauteng province and
  10. Taking the lead in Africa's new industrial revolution

The Premier's State of the Province Address is an opportunity to give feedback on progress.

Watch #GPSOPA2018 below:

Makhura address centered on a new dawn that focuses on mature leadership, anti corruption, growth and better service delivery.

Speaker of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, Ntombi Mekgwe says that Makhura speak of a new dawn in his speech means that they will work towards improving service delivery.

When people visit service delivery centres, be it at the hospital, in our offices, municipalities or all over where service are being rendered on behalf of the people of Gauteng - those who are employed to do that work must treat citizens with the respect that they deserve.

Ntombi Mekgwe, Speaker of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Mekgwe says the Premier's focus on education and skill development is vital to addressing the youth unemployment issue. She adds that people need to seize these opportunities, learn what they can and make way for others to do the same.


26 February 2018 9:49 AM

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