GAUTENG Premier David Makhura’s state of the province address on Monday set out to tell the story of a province that is one step closer to its ambitious goal of reindustrialisation and modernisation.Transport was a major focus, with Mr Makhura announcing new coaches for the Gautrain, but no respite from e-tolls. However, he said some roads being upgraded by the province would not be tolled.Mr Makhura said the Gauteng provincial government would soon launch a new economic plan aimed at addressing unemployment. The plan would be taken to the business community for public consultation and be formally launched in May.In the plan‚ the provincial government would identify major sectors of the economy for intervention to stimulate growth and create jobs. Gauteng provides more than 40% of the country’s jobs, but its unemployment figure stands at more than 2-million.Mr Makhura, in a presentation of more than two hours, said Gauteng was going ahead with plans with a R3.5bn price tag to add 48...

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