Our country has experienced great changes since 1994. South Africa's social welfare system is one of the largest in the developing world, and has helped narrow the gap of income inequality, using world leading technological innovations. Social and cultural norms relating to violence against women and children are being challenged. The number of people living in formal homes, as opposed to informal settlements, has significantly increased. However, there is still a lot to do, and progress on many fronts will require all partners and stakeholders to take a long-term view, while being pragmatic in the short-term. The abilities of our institutions to manage change, build new capabilities, efficiently deliver programmes and services that meet the needs of citizens and communities, and drive economic growth will be key factors to our continued progress and success.
Issued by KPMG South Africa 7 Aug 2014 12:48