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State, private investors and public must support NGP plan

14 Dec 2012 13:51
According to The New Age, deputy Minister for Public Enterprises Bulelani Magwanishe said government, state-owned corporations and the private business sector must support the notion that South Africa remains a land of opportunity.
The evolution of the country' economic trajectory, Magwanishe said, was meant to change the economy from its divisive outlook to one essential to the creation of a working nation.

Speaking in Bloemfontein to owners of small and large businesses, he told entrepreneurs that the government's infrastructure plan represented a bold, strategic and integrated platform to mobilise the state, private investors and the South African public behind investment opportunities in South Africa. "The leadership of the future is the youth of our country," Magwanishe said, adding that the New Growth Path (NGP) plan sets out to eliminate existing developmental deficits.

During the discussion sessions, representatives of Broadband Infraco, Eskom, Denel and Transnet presented strategies to support small and large businesses through skills development, learnership programmes, procurement and supplier development, The New Age reports.

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