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Nhleko: Public Works planning to create 6 million jobs by 2019

Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko says there are plans to transform the construction and property sector by growing and developing black-owned businesses.

Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko. Picture: GCIS.

PRETORIA - Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko says his department plans to create six million jobs by 2019, through public employment schemes.

Nhleko has given details in Pretoria about his department’s policies.

He says there are plans to transform the construction and property sector by growing and developing black-owned businesses.

Nhleko says a construction sector charter is in the process of being finalised and that policies that are finalised, and those finalised, need to be implemented.

He says good governance of state entities is crucial.

“In our view, we hope that this particular exercise will eliminate all the speculations and challenges which are in the public domain.”

Regarding tenders, Nhleko says those greater than R30 million should be subject to mandatory processes.

He says he supports investigations into allegations of corruption in his department, saying this will promote accountable governance.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)