We no longer have the luxury of talking about climate The fact of the matter is

We no longer have the luxury of talking about climate

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We no longer have the luxury of talking about climate. The fact of the matter is that even during these elections we saw floods in KwaZulu-Natal and a drought her in the Western Cape. So, in truth, if we don’t attend to this question and build cities that are resilient, it doesn’t matter who is in government, South Africa will face difficult days ahead.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 23 Furthermore, elsewhere in the country people are already responding to technology. We are using solutions like Smartphone screening to detect cervical cancer. This must be something we include as part of our plans in rural healthcare. I hear everybody speaking about the Fourth industrial Revolution. Fellow South Africans, giving tablets to our children is not the Fourth Industrial Revolution, that’s the Third Industrial Revolution. [Applause.] We should be preparing our children for jobs that don’t exist; that’s the job now. And, so, the overwhelming majority of our jobs are not going to come from mining or manufacturing, they are going to come from fields such as data mining, digital design, coding and a host of technology-driven micro enterprises. We need a plan that modernizes our economy for the future. Because lets learn this simple lesson: I grew up with Kodak, I grew up with things like Nokia, but in truth, if you look around this room, nobody uses Nokia phones and nobody is worried about
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 24 Kodak. The world has changed. If we don’t change with it, learn the lesson from MultiChoice. All of these companies had a monopoly on the world but because of the changes that are taking place were rendered obsolete. The point is simply this, if we don’t adept and change to the world that is upon us, we will fall behind and our people will continue to be unemployed. [Applause.] Mr President, our vision for South Africa is a South Africa for all in which each child has access to quality education, a modernized economy that puts at least a job in every home, that gives access to healthcare and basic services to all, where citizens live in safe communities free from crime and corruption; a South Africa that is reconciled, a prosperous one and a beacon of hope for the developing world. That’s only the first part. The second part is actually that we must table a plan, we must figure out a way as to how do we get there from where we are and therefore, inevitably, we have to make hard decisions. It can’t be business as usual. We have to make the tough choices about standing up to unions and alliance
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 25 partners. We have to actually upset the network of patronage that has kept so many of the cadres in jobs for far too long despite what they deliver. We have to rethink our policies that haven’t worked in the last decade. And ultimately, we have to step out of the mindset and ideology that belongs in a different era.
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