Hon members the official job survey which was released today shows a modest

Hon members the official job survey which was

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Hon members, the official job survey which was released today, shows a modest quarterly rise of 22 000 jobs in the formal sector, yet the pace and scale of job creation must be stepped up significantly. The economic revitalisation of South Africa will take energy, dedication and months of hard work. It will need the efforts of all of us, Members of Parliament, government officials, managers, investors, workers and learners. If we work together, and we share the outcomes fairly, we can grow the wealth of the nation; reduce inequalities and poverty, above all, provide more and better jobs for our people. Industrial strategy is a centerpiece of our economic recovery. It will be evidence led, with greater prioritisation. Implementation will be more disciplined, but also increasingly responsive and collaborative.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 391 Crucially, industrial policy will no longer be the focus of one department only, but be the common focus across government. Mr President, it has been said that powerful dreams inspire powerful action. In my remarks today, I wish to share with the House and fellow South Africans some specific actions and plans to turn the vision of the state of the nations address into a reality. Let me start with what we will do differently. First, we will learn from our successes and build on them. A leading example is the auto industry. It is now our major export industry in manufacturing, employing 110 000 South African workers. It is a large and industrially sophisticated sector, producing 3 million cars and bakkies over the past five years alone. It has attracted massive investments from around the world and a local component sector. The success of the auto industry provides learnings about policy coherence, policy certainty, responsive governance and the value of a strong partnership between business, labour and government. Second, we will focus on implementation. The reorganisation of
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 392 government is to ensure that we have a capable state able and willing to do what it says it will do, to focus on practical actions, to break policy paralysis and coordinate across the state to ensure a good fit between incentives and outcomes such as jobs and youth opportunities. Third, we will speed up decision-making and inject a sense of urgency in the work of government. IsiXhosa: Khawuleza rhulumente, khawuleza. IsiZulu: Phuthuma. Afrikaans: Ons moet wikkel. Sesotho: Phakisa.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 393 English: Finally, we will partner closely with key economic actors. The role of industrial policy is to unleash private investment and energise the state to boost economic inclusion. This is an essential part of building investor confidence and the platform for job creation. The President spoke on Thursday night of industry master plans. What is different is that they will be in the form of sector social pacts, rather than simply government decrees.
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