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ramaphosa2Timeslive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Jewish community in Cape Town on Wednesday that SA needs "jobs‚ jobs and more jobs".  He was addressing the congregation at the Gardens Synagogue as they celebrated the Jewish New Year‚ Rosh Hashanah.  

Ramaphosa indicated that government wanted to attract $100bn in domestic and foreign investment over the next five years and went on to say:  "Part of this journey is the cultivation of a new generation of entrepreneurial South Africans who establish businesses for themselves and employment for others.  The Jewish community is ideally placed to contribute to this effort."  He called the state capture commission the "spearhead" of various interventions to fight corruption and "help us understand the depth of criminality that has impoverished our society and economy".  Ramaphosa also called on all South Africans to take part in the debate on land reform.  Ramaphosa reminded the gathering that the constitution protected cultural and religious rights and that anti-Semitism must be excised.  He also praised the contribution of Jews in developing South Africa.

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