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KEEPING IT BRIEF

GAUTENG

The provincial government's key focus areas for the next five years are job creation, education, health, rural development and the fight against corruption and crime.

As part of its commitment to fight corruption, the provincial government is putting measures in place to review the tender system. This will ensure that public servants and elected representatives do not abuse the state through corrupt practices.

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MPUMALANGA

To ensure better education in the province, the Eastern Cape Department of Education will get rid of 860 mud schools over a period of three years and replace them with proper school buildings. Currently, 316 new schools are being built. 258 of these will be completed during this year and handed over to communities.

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LIMPOPO

Over the next five years, the provincial government will increase the number of adult basic education and training (ABET) centres by 45. This forms part of the province's commitment to provide everyone with education. The province will also rebuild 188 run-down schools, upgrade 51 schools, repair 102 damaged schools and equip 109 schools with electricity. 3 200 public schools will get new computers and learners will get training in computer literacy.

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KWAZULU-NATAL

As part of plans to improve the province's economy and create jobs, the provincial government started a programme to market the province as a destination of choice for international visitors. The province is currently the third largest destination in the country for international tourists. Last year, its tourism industry made R22 billion profit. The industry currently employs about 144 000 people.

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KWAZULU-NATAL

Over 400 high schools in the province's poorest areas will soon be able to provide meals to their learners through government's nutrition programme. The provincial education department put aside R555 million for this purpose. The programme, which started in primary schools, is currently providing meals to 3 924 primary schools in the province. The department aims to provide meals to all poor schools in the province regardless of whether they are primary or secondary schools.

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NORTH WEST

The provincial government has committed itself to uplift its youth by working together with the new National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), as well as other youth organisations. They are putting plans in place to help youth tackle problems like HIV and AIDS, unemployment, poverty, access to health care and education, child abuse and human trafficking.

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