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President Zuma launches Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy in KZN

President Jacob Zuma together with various cabinet ministers are in Kwazulu-Natal to assess the success of Operation Phakisa at the Durban Port.

Operation Phakisa is an initiative of the South African government, which was designed to fast-track the implementation of solutions on critical development issues.

This is a unique initiative to address issues highlighted in the National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 such as poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Operation Phakisa is an innovative and pioneering approach to translate detailed plans into concrete results through dedicated delivery and collaboration.

“Phakisa” means “hurry up” in Sesotho and the application of this methodology highlights government’s urgency to deliver.  It plays a crucial role in accelerating the delivery of some of the development priorities.

Through Operation Phakisa, government aims to implement priority programmes better, faster and more effectively.

Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and the Department of Mineral Resources was also in attendance at the launch. The Minister attended to the President Zuma explaining some of the functionalities of the SAMRAD system to the President during his walkabout at the launch.

The South African Mineral Resources Administration System allows the general public to view the locality of applications, rights and permits made or held in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (The MPRDA) (Act 28 of 2002), and where applications in terms thereof can be submitted electronically.

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