President Jacob Zuma has closed off the National Council of Provinces visit to BCM by delivering his annual NCOP address. During his address Zuma pledged to commit more funds to education.
The President said government would invest more in higher education whilst continuing to build Asidi schools in the province.
“The Heher Commission will soon release its recommendations on the #FeesMustFall commission of enquiry and we must for wait that in order to know the next step,” he said.
He took a swipe at his critics and said that government was doing its best to get people out of poverty. “We will continue to strive to improve the lives of black people as they were the most affected by apartheid,” he said. Zuma further committed himself to fight unemployment in the province. “Last week the Trade and Industry Minister launched the Komani Industrial Park,” he said.
Speaking at the packed hall on the last day of the NCOP’s visit to the Metro he vowed to fight unemployment. “Our university graduates sit in street corners crying out for something to do,” he said.
Silusapho Nyanda is a reporter for Independent Newspapers.
This article appeared in dispatchlive.co.za on 18 November 2016