Manuel now SA's planning chief

More efficient govt the aim: Manuel

South Africa's new Planning Ministry and National Planning Commission will work on long-term planning and coordination, and not act as "gatekeepers" slowing down the implementation of government projects, says Planning Minister Trevor Manuel.
No major policy changes: Zuma

We must all work together: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma, delivering his first State of the Nation address in Parliament, called on all South Africans to work in partnership with the government to realise the vision of a better, more prosperous nation.
Capital expenditure remains robust

South Africa ‘working to combat crisis’

Delivering his first State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma said the government was working on ways of minimising the impact of the global economic crisis on South Africa, including introducing a programme of retraining workers who faced retrenchment.
Manuel now SA's planning chief

Manuel now SA’s planning chief

Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel is now in charge of South Africa's new National Planning Commission, which seeks to accelerate the government's efforts to boost the economy, reduce poverty and ensure smooth infrastructure development.
No major policy changes: Zuma

South Africa’s new-look Cabinet

South African President Jacob Zuma has unveiled a new administrative team comprising 34 ministers, with a Cabinet and government departments reorganised in a bid to achieve "visible and tangible socio-economic development" within the next five years.
South Africa's 'time of renewal'

South Africa’s ‘time of renewal’

In his first address as President, Jacob Zuma calls on South Africans to unite and move forward decisively together in a time of renewal for the country.
We steer Mandela's course: Zuma

We steer Mandela’s course: Zuma

Newly inaugurated South African President Jacob Zuma says his administration will stay true to the course of nation-building and reconciliation set by former president Nelson Mandela.
No major policy changes: Zuma

‘We mean business’: President Zuma

Education, healthcare, rural development, the fight against crime, and creating decent jobs will be the priorities of South Africa's new government, says President-elect Jacob Zuma, who aims to have his new Cabinet in office in a matter of days so "we can get down to business".
No major policy changes: Zuma

New govt ‘for all South Africans’: Zuma

President-elect Jacob Zuma has assured the country that his new administration will be a government for all South Africans, working with the people to tackle poverty and build on the successes of the past 15 years.
Kgalema Motlanthe elected President

Motlanthe to ‘serve with humility’

New South African president Kgalema Motlanthe has assured the country that he will carry out his duties as president with "dignity, commitment and humility". He added that he was aware of the duties and responsibilities that came with holding such high office, as well as the expectations of the people of South Africa.

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