19 February 2015
President Jacob Zuma said
South Africa is a success story and will continue to be despite the legacy of apartheid.
He was replying to the State of the Nation Address debate which took place Tuesday
and Wednesday this week.
President Zuma also condemned
the recent violence and looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto. He said there
is no justification for this type of conduct in any community. He urged support to local entrepreneurs and eliminate
possibilities for criminal elements to exploit local frustrations.
During his address in
Parliament President Zuma also touched on education saying education remains an
apex priority and that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme remains a
significant instrument in opening doors of learning to poor and working class.
Concerning health 2.7 million
South Africans are on antiretroviral medication and 3 590 public health
facilities are now initiating patients with ARV treatment. He said in the
country the stigma around HIV and Aids is slowly being eradicated.
Then Labour laws and amendenments
will be coming into effect this year and it will see restriction of the length
of contract work as it will not exceed three months.
President Jacob Zuma also
addressed the chaos that erupted last week Thursday during SONA. “We all have a responsibility to make
Parliament work. We must ensure that our people do not lose confidence in
Parliaments ability to discharge its important constitutional responsibility to
produce legislation aimed at improving the quality of their lives” Zuma added.
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