Zuma in Durban to report on Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy

President Zuma announced that free higher education would be instituted in 2018.

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma is expected to provide a progress report to stakeholders on work being done to implement the Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy fast results priority project in Durban, on Friday.

The President launched Operation Phakisa in 2014, as one of the means of fast-tracking the implementation of the National Development Plan aspects dealing with reigniting growth and job creation and to improve socio-economic services.

ALSO READ: Work of art campaign for Morningside

The Operation Phakisa is being implemented in the oceans economy, expansion of information and communication technologies in schools, building ideal clinics, mining, tourism and the agriculture and rural development sectors.

The President will first visit the tugboat building facility at the Southern African Shipyards in the Port of Durban, to witness the work being done, particularly at the training facility and interact with the workers.

Southern African Shipyards is the largest shipyard in Southern Africa and provides a complete in-house marine solutions including ship building, ship repair, naval maintenance, mechanical and fabrication and oil and gas departments.

ALSO READ: City still waiting for report on carpets debacle

The stakeholder briefing session will be attended by stakeholders from public and private sectors, including labour, academia and civil society.

Government works with all these sectors to strengthen partnerships and cooperation with the private sector, while creating an enabling environment for investment in the oceans economy sector.

The country has a coastline of 3 900 kilometres, with Executive Economic Zone (EZZ) of 1.5 million square meter, with the potential to contribute up to R 177 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) and create just over one million jobs by 2033.



Do you want to receive news alerts via WhatsApp? Send us a WhatsApp message (not an sms) with your name and surname to 060 532 5535.

You can also join the conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have signed up for our news alerts you need to save the Berea Mail WhatsApp number as a contact to your phone, otherwise you will not receive our alerts

Berea Mail

Latest News


Recommended Story x
Blind surfer takes on pros … and wins!

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Berea Mail
Highway Mail
Northglen News

Your details:

Your friends: