These are the top 12 priorities outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address. 1. JobsThere will be a jobs summit this year‚ an investment conference within three months and urgent action on youth unemployment‚ which Ramaphosa described as “our most grave and pressing challenge”. 2. Young peopleA youth working group, representative of all young South Africans, will be set up “to ensure that our policies and programmes advance their interests”. 3. Infrastructure“I will assemble a team to speed up implementation of new projects‚ particularly water projects‚ health facilities and road maintenance.” 4. MiningRamaphosa said mining should be seen as a sunrise industry. “I am certain we will be able to resolve the current impasse and agree on a mining charter that both accelerates transformation and grows this vital sector of our economy.” 5. Land redistribution“[Our] approach will include the expropriation of land without compensation.” 6. Technology“We will soo...

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