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Ramaphosa deel klappe uit na kaders (eerder as wit mense), berig Jan de Lange en Dawie Boonzaaier.

I want to start off with a disclaimer that arises from my input last year when I invoked Hugh Masakela’s song Thuma Mina, and one member of the assembly here, none other than mister Julius Malema, whispered, and said, sing it, sing it. He was challenging me to sing the song. I hesitated for a while, thinking that I would take him up on his challenge and sing, but I thought wise not to do so.

Yesterday by accident I met mister Julius Malema and we reached an agreement on how best a song like this could be sung (Malema lag). We agreed that if the EFF wins the election, and he is installed as t he president of South Africa, then he will invite me to come up stage and sing for him. (Malema skud sy kop).

And by sheer accident I also met mister Mmusi Maimane and I also recruited him to become a member of the band we are going to form. So we are going to form a wonderful band and when mister Malema is president and stands here we will perform for him.

Ramaphosa trek op meesterlike wyse vir Maimane nader en isoleer vir Malema, wat gedreig het om die toespraak te ontwrig.

Over the last year we have begun to rebuild a durable social compact for fundamental social and economic transformation with key stakeholders as we promised. As social partners, we are restoring the bonds of trust, dialogue and cooperation.We are reaching out to those parts of our society that have become disaffected, disinterested or marginalised through various forms of dialogue and engagement . . .

In Januarie 2018, nog voor sy inhuldiging as president, het Ramaphosa gesê hy sal graag met verteenwoordigers van die Afrikaanse gemeenskap vergader oor onder meer moedertaalonderrig. Dit het nog nie gebeur nie, hoewel gesprekke hieroor met Angie Motshekga, minister van basiese onderwys, wel plaasgevind het.

We held a successful Presidential Jobs Summit that agreed on far-reaching measures that – when fully im plemented – will nearly double the number of jobs being created in our economy each year.

Dit is die derde werkskeppingsberaad sedert 1994. Die berade onder Nelson Mandela en Thabo Mbeki het geen noemenswaardige resultate opgelewer nie.

Among the steps we will take to reconstitue a professional national intelligence capability, whose task must be to defend and protect the people of South Africa and not any party political official, will be the re-establishment of the National Security Council chaired by the President in order to ensure better coordination of the intelligence and security related functions of the State as well as the re-establishment of two arms of our intelligence service – one focusing on domestic and the other on foreign intelligence.

Ramaphosa wyk van sy voorbereide toespraak af deur direkte en ondubbelsinnige waarskuwing aan korruptes in eie geledere. Die proses is reeds begin met die skuif van Arthur Fraser uit die SVA na die departement van korrektiewe dienste.

We also began the process of stabilising and supporting 57 municipalities, where over 10,000 municipal infrastructure projects are being implemented. The focus we have placed on revamping industrial parks in townships and rural areas has brought about discernible change, as industrial parks that have been lying idle are becoming productive again. We have so far completed the revitalisation of 10 of identified industrial parks, in places such as Bo­tshabelo, Phuthaditjhaba, Garankuwa, Isithebe, Komani and Seshego.

Buiten die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Weermag se ingryping om die storting van riool in die Vaalrivier te keer, is daar nog geen tekens dat die verval in munisipaliteite gestuit word nie. Dit is ironies dat die nywerheidsparke almal in voormalige tuislandgebiede is, wat tot stand gebring is om apartheid ’n soort ekonomiese grondslag te gee.

. . . create a vast number of new jobs, especially if we can en­hance demand for local goods, further stabilise the labour environment and improve the conditions for doing business.

Dit sal op die duur verg dat die ANC afwyk van sy al hoe meer rigiede swart ekonomiese bemagtigingsbeleid, wat volgens beleggers neerkom op ’n bykomende belasting en ook die voertuig vir kolossale korrupsie is. Daar is egter geen teken dat Ramaphosa, wat ruim begunstig is deur SEB, dié kritiek begryp nie.

As part of our efforts to increase investment, and to foster greater inclusion and create more opportunities, I will soon sign into law the Competition Amendment Bill. This will give the competi-tion authorities the ability to address this problem but more importantly it will open up new opportunities for many South Africans to enter various sectors of the economy and compete on an equal footing.

Sakelui is bekommerd oor dié wet. Dit lê groot verpligtinge op maatskappye om bewyse te lewer dat hulle nie swart ekonomiese bemagtigingsmaatskappye benadeel met prysbeleid, verskaffing en ander handelsgebruike nie.

We will also be looking at establishing special economic zones that are dedicated to pro­ducing specific types of products, such as clothing and textiles, for example to improve the competitiveness of our exports . . .

Ironies, siende dat die departement van arbeid die afgelope paar jaar talle klein klerefabrieke in KwaZulu-Natal laat sluit het omdat hulle nie aan die minimum loonvereistes voldoen het nie. Die skepping van spesiale ekonomiese sones, saam met die aankondiging oor Eskom se herstrukturering, dui op ’n gewilligheid om die vakbonde te konfronteer.

These agreements, which are now being implemented by social partners, aim to create 275 000 additional direct jobs every year.

We have come up with great plans, platforms and initi atives through which we continue to draw young people in far greater numbers into productive economic activity through initiatives like the Employment Tax Incentive. This incentive will be extended for another 10 years.

Cosatu was hewig gekant teen die instelling van dié belastingaansporings. Dat dit met nog tien jaar verleng word, wys weer eens dat die president hom klaarmaak vir ’n botsing met vakbonde.

We are fortunate to have an agricultural sector that is well-developed, resilient and diversified.

We intend to use it as a solid foundation to help develop agriculture in our country for the benefit of all.

Through an accelerated programme of land reform, we will work to expand our agricultural output and promote economic inclusion.

Dis beduidend dat Ramaphosa in dieselfde asem as waarna hy na grondhervorming verwys, ook die landbousektor prys as “goed ontwikkeld, veerkragtig en gediversifiseerd”. Dit toon ’n poging om die hele kwessie te depolitiseer.

As part of accelerating land reform, we have identified land parcels owned by the state for redistribution. Strategically located land will be released to address human settlements needs . . .

Daar is genoeg onbenutte grond in staatsbesit om die nypende tekort aan residensiële eiendom te verlig.

Last night I received a call from Minister Gwede Mantashe when he told me that the oil giant Total would be making a big announcement today about a new “world-class” oil and gas discovery off the coast of South Africa.

Daar is met goeie rede opgewondenheid oor dié vonds. Olie uit gas hou groot belofte in van enorme beleggings en werkskepping, maar Mantashe sal vinnig uit die blokke moet kom om die reguleringsraamwerk vir dié bedryf deur die parlement te voer. - Jan de Lange

Over the past five years, we made significant progress with the pro vision of infrastructure.

Wag ’n bietjie - Ramaphosa beskou dan Zuma se ampstermyn as “nege vermorste jare” . . .

Government has committed to contribute R100 billion into the Infrastructure Fund over a 10 year period and use this to leverage financing from the private sector and development finance institutions.

As a first step, we will expand projects underway already, such as student accommodation.

We plan to do things differently, starting with a deeper partnership with our communities in the planning, building and maintenance of infrastructure.

Daar is enorme wantroue in die konstruksiebedryf oor die regering se infrastruktuurplanne. Groot konstruksiemaatskappye word trouens deur bankrotskap in die gesig gestaar weens die regering se verbreekte beloftes oor infrastruktuur-kontrakte.

Over the next six years, we will provide every school child in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device.

We will start with those schools that have been historically most disadvantaged and are located in the poorest communities, including multigrade, multiphase, farm and rural schools.

Die geraamde koste hiervoor, ’n projek wat opvoedkundiges sê is ondeurdag, is meer as R22 miljard.

After extensive consultation, the NHI Bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament.

The NHI will enable South Africans to receive free services at the point of care in public and private quality-accredited health facilities. By applying the principle of social solidarity and cross-subsidisation, we aim to reduce inequality in access to health care.

Realising the magnitude of the challenges in health care, we have estab­lished an NHI and quality improvement War Room in the Presidency . . .

Die NGV is ’n onbekostigbare droom, volgens ekonome. Die vestiging van ’n “oorlogskamer” is ’n tipiese Ramaphosa-tegniek om beheer oor wanfunksionele staatsdepartemente oor te neem. Lees ook hierdie berig in Sake-Rapport.

We recognise, as do all South Africans, that our greatest efforts to end poverty, unemployment and inequality will achieve little unless we tackle state capture and corruption in all its manifestations and in all areas of public life.

’n Ondubbelsinnige waarskuwing aan sy teenstanders binne die ANC: Julle stem dalk nie met my saam hieroor nie, maar dit is wat die kiesers, ook ANC-kiesers, wil hê.

It w ill identify priority cases to investigate and prosecute and will recover assets identified to be the proceeds of corruption.

The Directorate will bring together a range of investigatory and prosecutorial capacity from within government and in the private sector under an i nvestigating director reporting to the NDPP.

In the longer term, we will work with the NPA and other agencies of law enforcement to develop a more enduring solution that will strengthen the capacity of the criminal justice system to deal with corruption.

’n Tipe herlewing van die Skerpioene, wat in Januarie 2009 tot niet gemaak is juis omdat die wêreld vir korruptes in die ANC warm geword het.

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