PRETORIA - Deputy President David Mabuza on Wednesday held a meeting with commissioners of the National Planning Commission’s project team on township economy, the Presidency said in Pretoria.
The purpose of the meeting was for the Mabuza to be apprised on the research that the commission has been doing on the township economy.
The Presidency said Mabuza welcomed the input by the delegation on the work done thus far in framing interventions required in stimulating the townships and villages into the new growth points of the economy.
Mabuza petitioned the delegation to expand their work beyond the township economy, to include economic activities taking place in South Africa's rural communities and villages.
“In including the rural economy, we acknowledge the contradictions and configuration of our country’s political economic history and thus commit ourselves to shaping policy processes and outcomes that will result in the successful realisation of radical economic transformation,” Mabuza said.