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A Collective Commitment

Premier: Mr TW Mchunu
Premier: Mr TW Mchunu

As a Province aspiring to be an important gateway to Africa and the world, we have to be alive to international developments that could have an impact on us here in KwaZulu-Natal. We also understand that although matters of international relations are within the confines of National government policy, international events do have a significant impact on our Province.

We are therefore noting with great interest the latest developments related to international markets, in particular as they impact on investor confidence and the value of the Rand. We are encouraged by the latest upward adjustment of the World Bank  rojections for growth in our country.

The recent downgrades of our country and some of its key infrastructure delivery entities is not something we are proud of and we should do everything within our power to play our part to restore hope, dignity and renewal in our economy. We will contribute by ensuring that we implement good governance practices in this Province, linked with sound and prudent financial and fiscal management, leading with integrity, as we contribute to a climate conducive for investment confidence.

We remain firm in our resolve to deliver a Province that can contribute optimally to the realisation of our country's vision as advocated in the National Development Plan (NDP) and the 14 Outcomes of the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF).

The Province of KwaZulu-Natal, as a collective, is working hard to maintain our Provincial Growth and Development Plan (PGDP) to ensure that we remain aligned with the NDP, moving us to better and faster implementation.

Our Provincial Executive Council Lekgotla, which was held on 14 - 16 February 2018, was strongly guided by the imperatives of our PGDP.

Our focus was firmly on whether or not we are still on track to deliver our Vision 2035 as we strive towards "A prosperous Province, with a healthy, secure and skilled population, living in dignity and harmony, and acting as a gateway to Africa and the World".

We must be reminded that this is not just a government strategy and plan, but is a collective commitment and a social compact between government, business, labour and civil society to pursue the objectives of the NDP through our Provincial Growth and Development Strategy (PGDS) and PGDP in this Province.

(From the 2018 State of The Province Address delivered by Mr TW Mchunu, Honourable Premier of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.)

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