Gauteng premier David Makhura has pointed to ICT and digital services, with a focus on the gig economy, as among the critical sectors to revive the provincial economy.
This, as the Gauteng province looks to position itself as leader in the country’s economic reconstruction and recovery.
Makhura was speaking during the annual State of the Province Address (SOPA), which marked the official opening of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. The SOPA event was conducted as a hybrid sitting in adherence to current COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
The South African economy and employment landscape is in the doldrums, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Add to that, the International Monetary Fund has trimmed down the country’s economic prospects from 3% to 2.8% in 2021.
As a result, national government has developed the economic reconstruction and recovery plan for the South African economy, which aims to breathe new life into the sluggish economy and create jobs.
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