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Deputy President David Mabuza to brief members of the sixth Parliament on his key delegated responsibilities

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Deputy President David Mabuza in his capacity as Leader of Government Business will tomorrow, Thursday 25 July 2019, field questions for oral reply in the National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town. 

The first oral questions session on Thursday, will provide the Leader of Government Business with the opportunity to apprise members of the sixth Parliament’s National Assembly on his delegated responsibilities.

In line with key government priorities, Deputy President Mabuza will for the next five years amongst others, assist the President in coordinating efforts to stimulate and support rural and township economies.

The Deputy President will also lead the process of implementation of the rapid response interventions to improve the delivery of government services to communities. Furthermore, the Deputy President as champion of the Anti-Poverty Programme, will lead initiatives to address poverty through integrated service delivery and enterprise development.  

Additionally, Deputy President Mabuza remains the Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council - a structure that brings together government, civil society and the private sector to create a collective and comprehensive response to HIV, TB and STIs in South Africa.

To foster collaboration between government and social partners towards addressing the shortage of skills in critical sectors of our economy, the Deputy President will also lead the National Human Resource Development Council where he has prioritised the issue of youth not in employment, not in education and not in any form of training. As adopted by the 5th Parliament, the issue of land reform remains a priority. 

In this regard, the Deputy President will coordinate efforts towards fast tracking the land reform programme. Furthermore, the Deputy President will also promote social cohesion initiatives including being patron of the Moral Regeneration Movement. 

Deputy President Mabuza as Leader of Government Business will therefore on regular occasions have the opportunity apprise members of both the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces on progress achieved by government in realising the set priorities. 

The first session of oral replies by Deputy President Mabuza to the National Assembly is scheduled as follows:
Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019
Time: 14h00
Venue: National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town


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Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria