South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said in his new year message that the country will strive to achieve inclusive growth in 2018.
Zuma said the country experienced a poor economic growth in 2017 but managed to get out of the technical recession. Zuma said they made significant progress in fighting poverty, inequality and unemployment.
“In the New Year, we will need to put extra efforts together, to reignite the economy and promote growth and also to make it inclusive and beneficial to all,” said Zuma.
He said the country will continue to promote investments in various sectors, including energy, manufacturing, transport, telecommunications, tourism, oceans economy, mining and agriculture.
“We will also continue to lay a firm foundation for greater growth through our infrastructure rollout program,” Zuma said, also promising more investment in education and greater efforts to tackle crime and drug abuse. Enditem