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PRESIDENT TO UPDATE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES ON EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

The Presidency | 11 October 2023


President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 12 October 2023, brief the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on key developments in the country, including the economic advancement of women and efforts to overcome widespread unemployment among young South Africans.


The President will outline Government’s approach to these and other matters in a Questions for Oral Reply session in the National Council of Provinces in Parliament, Cape Town.


Among questions put to the President are the outcomes of the recent XV BRICS 2023 Summit and action against construction mafia.


The President will discuss the outcome of the 2023 BRICS Summit and South Africa's plans to use the outcomes to advance Agenda 2063.


The President will also outline Government's progress in institutionalising gender mainstreaming across departments, provinces, and districts for gender equality through responsive planning, budgeting, and reporting.


He will also address progress in advancing the economic empowerment of women, especially in townships and rural areas.


Regarding the Government's commitment to global climate change mitigation efforts, the President will elaborate on the balance between ensuring an uninterrupted electricity supply and contributing to climate goals.


On youth unemployment, the President will set out Government's initiatives and collaboration in developing a comprehensive youth employment and economic empowerment strategy.


The NCOP Questions for Oral Reply will take place as follows:


Date: Thursday, 12 October 2023

Time: 14h00 – 17h00

Venue: NCOP Chamber, Parliament, Cape Town


‘Disclaimer - The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the BEE CHAMBER’.





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