WATCH: President Zuma gives update on SONA2015 progress


President Jacob Zuma reports on the State of the Nation Address progress.

DURBAN - President Jacob Zuma held a media briefing to provide an update on progress made in key areas since his State of the Nation Address in February.


Zuma provided a breakdown of the the "nine-point plan" he announced in the SONA, as well as other interventions, in an effort to boost economic growth and create jobs.

The nine-point plan consists of the following:

1. Revitalisation of the agriculture and agro-processing value-chain;

2. Advancing beneficiation (adding value to our mineral wealth);

3. More effective implementation of a higher impact IPAP;

4. Unlocking the potential of small, medium and micro enterprise (SMMEs), co-operatives, and township and rural enterprise;

5. Resolving the energy challenge;

6. Stabilising the labour market;

7. Scaling up private sector investment;

8. Growing the Ocean Economy;

9. Cross-cutting Areas to Reform, Boost and Diversify the Economy (encompassing science, technology and innovation; water and sanitation; transport infrastructure; broadband roll-out; and state-owned companies).


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