Tuesday, February 07, 2006

State plans to halve poverty by 2014

The government on Monday gave some meat to its plan to slash South Africa's high unemployment and poverty rates by half in the next eight years.

The vehicle for (this time, is the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for SA (Asgi-SA). Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said on Monday that tourism and business process outsourcing (BPO) would be tackled first. The BPO sector had the potential for 100 000 jobs by 2009.

The expanded public works programme would be extended and entail about R4,5-billion in additional funds, leading to about 63 000 more people maintaining roads and about 100 000 in jobs averaging six months. Read Full Promise

"It's about who Promises Loudest" - NN

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