State Of the Province Address 2017
Gauteng Premier, Mr David Makhura, delivered the province’s State of the Province Address at the sitting of the Gauteng Legislature on the 22nd February 2016 in Sebokeng.
SOPA 2017 provides Premier the opportunity to report back to the people of Gauteng progress made in the implementatiopn of Gauteng’s radical transformation, modernisation and re-industrialisation programme of action.
In 2014, Gauteng announced a 10-pillar programme of action and it has been two-and-half years since the announcement, and there is significant progress made.
In 2015, Gauteng announced major spacial and economic transformation in its five development corridors. The province promised bold new development that will radically transform the spacial landscape of Johannesburg and re-define urban experience.
For Sedibeng, we unveiled plans for the Vaal River Waterfront development while we said developments in Ekurhuleni will be is anchored around the aerotropolis, the Tambo Springs and Sentrarand inlands ports,resulting in the efficient flow of goods and services and creation of job opportunities.
For the West Rand, we announced plans for the expansion of the region’s agricultural and renewable energy industries. This new path will be supported by major investments in the development of Lanseria airport logistics hub, agri-business and agro-processing hubs.
We said Tshwane will emerge as a new mordern and dynamic capital city and that this city will develop anincubation centre for SMMEs within the auto-motiveindustry.
In 2016 Gauteng announced further plans to accelerate delivery on the TMR programme. Catch an update on these projects and what more will be done to realise our vision for radical transformation, modernization and re-industrialisation on 20 February 2017 during the 2017 State of the Province Address.
Today, the first sitting of our Provincial Legislature this year, takes place in Sedibeng, the Southern Corridor of the Gauteng City Region.
During the Ntirhisano Community Outreach programme in the Vaal inOctober 2015, I made a promise that we will bring the 2016 State of
the Province Address to Sedibeng district.
Since the dawn of democracy in South Africa 22 years ago, the Gauteng Provincial Government has paid special attention to services and programmes aimed at advancing the development and empowerment of young people, who are the future of our province.
This year we mark the historic milestone of the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings against pass laws and the oppression of women.
When we took office in 2014 as this fifth democratic provincial administration we committed ourselves to work with the people of Gauteng to transform, modernise and re-industrialise the Gauteng City Region. We made this commitment in order to deepen and consolidate the gains made by previous administrations towards building a better Gauteng.