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Ramaphosa confident Gauteng govt blocked provincial capture

Ramaphosa says the premier made it clear that the provincial government will not be captured in any way.

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the at the closing ceremony of the Gauteng Provincial Government's Senior Management Service Conference on 30 March 2016. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBUERG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said he's confident the Gauteng government has made every effort to block provincial capture as it works to improve delivery by public servants.

Ramaphosa was speaking last night at an annual conference for senior provincial managers and department heads to explore ways of improving service delivery.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura, meanwhile said his government is focused on improving transparency and accountability and he has called on academics and experts for their opinions.

Ramaphosa said Gauteng Premier has made it clear that the provincial government will not be captured in any way.

"Provincial capture or government capture in Gauteng is not allowed and it will never happen."

He said public servants and public institutions must be accountable and transparent if they are to serve the true needs of the country and he said the province is doing a good job.

"I also see people who're going to refuse to be captured and who're going to say 'no' to corruption."

Ramaphosa said as the province assesses how far public servants have come in improving service delivery, the number one goal remains the eradication of poverty, corporate capture and corruption.