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Reconstruction, Growth And Transformation: Building A New, Inclusive Economy

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A Discussion Document prepared by the ANC’s Economic Transformation Committee

SUMMARY

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact negatively on economic activity in South Africa and around the world – unemployment is rising, businesses are under pressure and public finances are being stretched. South Africa’s legacy of underdevelopment and the country’s ongoing realities of poverty and racial and gender inequality are once again being exposed for all to see.

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Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting held on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

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Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 1.1 At its virtual meeting held on Wednesday, 10 June 2020, Cabinet received an updated report from the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC). The NCCC tabled a number of recommendations pertaining to the enhanced risk adjusted Alert Level 3 of the national lockdown. The recommendations are based on submissions made by various sectors and deliberations by the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure. 1.2 However, Cabinet decided to defer approval of the recommendations pending a full health assessment report from the Ministerial Health Advisory Committee on COVID-19. The NCCC is expected to receive the full presentation...

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From the Desk of the President – Monday 8 June 2020

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Dear Fellow South African,

Most people will have noticed that the number of confi­rmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa has been rising fast. More than a half of all cases since the start of the outbreak were recorded in the last two weeks.

During the course of this coming week, we can expect that the total number of cases will pass the 50,000 mark. Sadly, we are also likely to record the 1,000th death from this devastating disease.

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From the Desk of the President – Monday 1 June 2020

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Today is the International Day for Protection of Children, which is commemorated around the world to draw attention to children’s rights and welfare. Fittingly, it is also the UN Global Day of Parents, honouring the commitment of parents and caregivers to the wellbeing of children.

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane

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Fellow compatriots,Ri perile, Dumelang, Sanibonani, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Gooie naand, Good evening. It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Since then, we have implemented severe and unprecedented measures – including a nation-wide lockdown – to contain the spread of the virus.I am sorry that these measures imposed a great hardship on you – restricting your right to move freely, to work and eke out a livelihood.As a result of the measures we imposed – and the sacrifices you made – we have managed to slow the rate of infection...

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