Working with labour, business and communities, we will create many new jobs and ensure that all workers can earn a decent living.
Create an extra 275,000 jobs each year by boosting local demand for goods, investing more in mining, manufacturing and agriculture and expanding export markets
Massively increase internship and training opportunities for young people
Mobilise R1.2 trillion in new investment over 4 years
Establish an Infrastructure Fund to build roads, rail lines, hospitals, schools, dams and other infrastructure vital for a growing economy
AN ECONOMY FOR ALL
We will build an economy in which all our people have a meaningful stake and from which they can all benefit.
Enable workers to own stakes in the companies they work for and share in the profits
Create space for new emerging companies by ending monopolies and behaviour that stifles competition
Allocate at least 30% of government’s procurement spend to small businesses and cooperatives
Reduce the cost of data and extend free Wi-Fi to many more sites across the country
Work with the financial sector to increase industrial and enterprise financing for small businesses, black industrialists and cooperatives
Accelerate land reform and provide greater support for emerging commercial farmers
QUALITY HEALTH FOR ALL
We will take immediate steps to improve the state of hospitals and clinics and work to achieve universal health coverage by 2025.
Implement a National Health Insurance to provide quality health care free at the point of use
Fill critical vacant posts in public health facilities
Significantly expand training of doctors and nurses
Absorb over 50,000 community health care workers into the public health system and double this number over the next five years
Screen an additional 2 million people for TB and ensure that at least 90% of HIV positive people are on treatment by 2020
SECURITY AND COMFORT FOR ALL
We will further improve the lives of millions of South Africans by working towards comprehensive social security, building houses close to work opportunities, providing affordable basic services and building reliable public transport.
Expand access to social security benefits and increase UIF coverage
Release state land for people to build their own homes
Develop several major projects that brings together economic nodes, housing, smart technologies and public transportation
Invest in safe, reliable and integrated public rail transport
Prioritise the provision of clean water and decent, safe sanitation
SAFE COMMUNITIES, SAFE LIVES
We will strengthen policing to rid our communities of all forms of crime, drugs, gangsterism and violence against women.
Ensure police are better trained to investigate and conclude cases
Increase the numbers and visibility of police men and women in communities
Implement a national plan of action that addresses the causes of gender-based violence
Equip police and courts to support survivors of gender-based violence
Target drug syndicates through the new anti-gang units.
A SKILLS REVOLUTION
By opening up the doors of learning to all, by focusing on quality and innovation, we will equip young South Africans for the world of tomorrow.
Prepare to make 2 years of early childhood development compulsory for all children
Appoint qualified teachers, develop their skills and enforce accountability
Replace unsafe and inadequate school buildings and sanitation facilities
Extend free higher education for the poor and 'missing middle'
Implement a mass apprenticeship programme across the economy
CAPABLE, HONEST GOVERNMENT
We will put an end to state capture, restore the integrity of public institutions and tackle corruption, while ensuring that government has the capacity, resources and people to serve citizens effectively.
Take decisive action against state capture and corruption in public institutions and state owned enterprises
Conduct lifestyle audits of public officials and prevent public servants from doing business with the state
Make tender systems more transparent, efficient and credible
Continue work to strengthen law enforcement agencies like the Hawks, Special Investigating Unit and National Prosecuting Authority
Strengthen the oversight role of Parliament and provincial legislatures
Support local councils to improve financial management, service provision and infrastructure building and maintenance
A NATION UNITED IN DIVERSITY
We will work to unite all South Africans to overcome the divisions of the past and build a country in which all belong and in which all feel at home.
Implement indigenous language programmes in schools and elsewhere
Introduce laws to combat hate crimes against people based on their race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or albinism
Promote media freedom and diversity
Include the needs of people with disability in all government programmes
Celebrate all cultures during national holidays and include all South Africans