During the operational phase it will yield jobs across the two

During the operational phase it will yield jobs

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beneficiation. During the operational phase, it will yield over 13 000 jobs across the two phases. The GDP contribution of both phases is estimated to be in the order of the magnitude of R2 billion. Moving beyond the contours of popular expressions, Gauteng will make definitive strides into the realm of the Industry 4.0. The success of the 4th Industrial Revolution is predicated on the availability of reliable, high-speed, affordable and universal internet access. To this end, Gauteng will expand the wall-to- wall broadband coverage while taking the bold steps of ensuring
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 118 last mile connectivity becomes a reality across all historic township areas, which will facilitate internet access to thousands of poor to middle-income households in the province. We do this acknowledging that the maturity of the internet ecosystem has the potential of growing GDP by up to 1,5%. Gauteng will accelerate the development of the innovation hub into the continent’s most prolific innovation real estate, a space that has the necessary and cutting-edge innovation infrastructure and eco-systems that accommodate and encourage fast growth of future sectors and new technologies to be harnessed and commercialised. This will be done through the development of the remainder of the 66 hectares in collaboration with the private sector. This will see us developing solutions and skills for the new economy. At a more basic level, the Gauteng Department of Education will accelerate the roll-out of schools of specialisation aimed at preparing young people for the future design of work.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 119 Gauteng is determined to ensure the resilience and prominence of small, medium and micro enterprises, SMMEs and co-operatives as the mainstay of the South African economy. This will be achieved through the upstream value-chain capture of Gauteng’s big-ticket spending areas of housing and roads. This approach, will facilitate the creation of women and youth owned manufacturing and production of the primary road construction inputs of asphalt and aggregate; housing construction primary inputs of bricks and cement. The success of these identified champions manufacturing will be premised on the guaranteed off-takes by the Gauteng government. The location of the manufacturing plants will be deliberate to give effect to the township revitalisation programme by locating in the under-utilised industrial parks of Ga-Rankuwa, Vereeniging and Rand West. In advancing the local content accord, the province will implement the promulgated regulation of 75% local content threshold, and further designate additional sectors and products in line with the provincial procurement budget.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 120 On the issue of agriculture, the dynamic and complex urban space - that is Gauteng, lends itself to smart and precision primary agricultural production and the associated value chain activities. Agriculture has the highest employment absorption
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