South African infrastructure 'will be invested in'

12 February 2010

Infrastructure in South Africa will continue to see economic support, according to President Jacob Zuma.

Speaking at his state of the nation address the president tackled the challenges facing the country after the recession.

"Now is the time to lay the groundwork for stronger growth going forward, and for growth that gives rise to more jobs," he explained.

The country has implemented an industrial policy action plan that aims to add to South Africa's economy.

It will include a focus on creating environmentally-friendly jobs, he added.

Alongside infrastructure investments there must be education and skills programmes so that the country can grow, President Zuma noted.

Some 846 billion RWF (£951.8 million) is set aside by the government to be spent on its infrastructure over the coming three years.

Held yesterday (February 11th), President Zuma's speech took place on the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison.

The president explained that the worst of the economic downturn was thought to be over.

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