GAUTENG Premier David Makhura is promising to unlock Gauteng’s economic potential, calling for a "strong, results-based" relationship with business to turn the province into a globally competitive region.Mr Makhura was sworn in last week to steer the country’s most populous province, and the one which contributes the largest share to South Africa’s gross domestic product, for the next five years.The problems in Gauteng are as immense as the opportunities.Delivery is unable to keep pace with the constant influx of people from across the country seeking their fortunes.Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey shows that employment in the province had declined in the first quarter of this year, compared with the previous quarter.The pressure on the newly appointed Gauteng premier is intensified by the African National Congress’s almost 11% slip on its grip on power in the 2014 polls."We all understand in the ANC that business is an important sector and business is driven ...

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