Priorities of the Deputy President of the Republic of South
FOR ORAL REPLY
24 August 2005
QUESTION NUMBER: 15
Ms M P Rwexana
(ANC) to ask the Deputy President:
What priorities will she be pursuing
during her term of office?
member, the Deputy President is part of the Cabinet team, led by the President
to implement the programmes of government.
However in that context I would
like to mention the areas of specific responsibility assigned to me. These are:
the South African National AIDS Council;
* the 2nd Economy;
an economic growth rate of over 6%;
* linguistic and traditional matters
* the Moral Regeneration Movement and
* the Leader of Government
* International matters including several Bi-national Commissions.
My priorities in light of the above will be to:
1. Harness the goodwill
of organised formations and individuals to support actually and practically government's
agenda to grow the economy such that we create jobs in the second economy and
poverty. Honourable members, many of the "haves" in our country, particularly
those in business have a desire to help those historically less fortunate. What
we need is a strategy to use this goodwill for the maximum benefit of our country.
Support for SMMEs, including cooperatives, forms a major part of government's
economic strategy. However, business and labour have a crucial role to play in
this regard as well.
2. Ensure that government and all our social partners
respond systematically to the issues raised by the Beijing plus 10 Platform on
the challenges facing women and children.
3. In line with Government's programme
of action and areas of work delegated to the Presidency, ensure that we build
the capacity of government to deliver services especially at a municipal
Pay attention to issues of development, social cohesion and nation building through
the Moral Regeneration Movement as well as traditional and cultural programmes.