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With unemployment figures continuously rising, the question that is constantly asked is “what is the […]
It can be said that one of the best ways to understand the importance of […]
Public-private partnerships have the capacity to address the national challenge around the high rate of unemployed youth, and particularly unemployed graduates, in our country. Given that the youth of our nation hold the key to our future, we believe that is important to invest in processes and programmes that promote job creation aimed at this sector.
Energy costs are expected to continue to rise with ever-growing cities. Water scarcity is set to become a reality in South Africa, and it is anticipated that we will hit a massive water deficit by 2025. It is evident that our cities are already struggling to accommodate the existing population with current infrastructure; further strain is placed on limited resources as the population grows.
Infrastructure spending is considered to be one of the major catalysts of economic growth, development and economic activity. It can be regarded as a mechanism of generating employment opportunities for millions of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers.
Women’s month is upon us, and as part of our commitment to gender equality and empowerment, we have created the Winning Women series. Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling women leaders from within our organisation. We started the month on a high note: at a gala event on 2 August 2013, KPMG was awarded The Honourary Award for companies that have maintained and gone over and above normal practice year-on-year in their gender empowerment activities.
The events at Marikana, Rustenburg, on the 16th of August 2012 were a watershed moment, not only for the mining industry, but for South African society at large. Speaking at the Investing in African Mining Indaba which took place in February 2013, ex-Goldfields chairperson and current leader of new political party Agang, Dr. Mamphela Ramphela said that going forward, the South African mining industry needs a fresh new model.
KPMG Partner, Trevor Davies, leads the International Development Assistance Services Global Center of Excellence and works across KPMG’s global network of member firms to bring insight from around the world to local clients. He has extensive experience in the implementation of plans, similar to the NDP, in a number of global countries.
KPMG is committed to pro-actively supporting the processes of the National Planning Commission (NPC) as we work together with leaders across the Public and Private Sectors to secure a positive future for South Africa. The overarching goals and objectives of the NPC, on behalf of Government, are clear – to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality over the next twenty years. This is not only the right thing to do, but also essential for our sustained growth, stability and ultimately posterity.
Tshidi Mokgabudi, Advisory Chairman, KPMG South Africa and Member of KPMG South Africa Policy Board, was asked for her thoughts on the implementation process of the NDP. This video follows on from KPMG ready to implement the NDP and is part of a series of videos that see a number of NDP-related questions discussed and answered.