What is Operation Phakisa?
Operation Phakisa (meaning hurry up in Sesotho) was launched by President Jacob Zuma in July 2014, deriving the concept from Malaysia’s Big Fast Results Methodology. It is a results-driven approach to development, involving various sectors such as business, labour, academia, civil society and government. Operation Phakisa involves setting clear plans and targets, on-going monitoring of progress and making these results public. The methodology consists of eight sequential steps. It focusses on bringing key stakeholders from the public and private sectors, academia as well as civil society organisations together to collaborate in: detailed problem analysis; priority setting; intervention planning; and delivery.
Why the Oceans Economy matters: