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limpopo thumb100 SABC News reports that Limpopo’s first female premier Phophi Ramathuba says she plans to develop the province’s mining sector to create more jobs.

According to the premier, the province also has a lot of potential for development in its tourism and agriculture sectors, which she also plans to improve. Ramathuba was sworn in at the legislature in Lebowakgomo on Friday. She indicated that the state needed to create a conducive environment by providing investors with the necessary support: “If an investor wants to start mining and they’ve got a challenge of power supply, we must make sure we address that issue; if the problem is water, we should do that; if the problem is roads infrastructure or network infrastructure, we should be able to do that so that they can start mining. Because by starting to mine, production on its own creates jobs. Then move to the second layer by getting a certain percentage of the minerals not to be exported, but to remain for processing and move up to beneficiation. The same can be done in terms of agriculture.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard at SABC News
  • Lees ook, Phophi Ramathuba Limpopo se eerste vrouepremier, by Maroela Media

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