27 November to 3 December 2017
The 7th National Imbizo Focus Week will be held in November under the theme "Together we move South Africa forward". It will see political principals from all three spheres of government interacting one on one with communities in different parts of the country.
The Imbizo is an opportunity to engage the public in the implementation of government’s Programme of Action to help improve people’s lives. It also strengthens community participation and is a direct, unmediated communication platform for communities to interact with elected public representatives.
Ministers and Deputy Ministers, including civil servants, will also use it to update the public on concrete steps that have been taken to implement the National Development Plan (NDP). The implementation of the NDP is being fast-tracked through the Medium Term Strategic Framework, a five-year programme which was adopted by government in 2014.
The Medium Term Strategic Framework is government’s first five-year implementation plan of the NDP, covering the period 2014 to 2019 and has fourteen outcomes, which include education, health, safety and security, inclusive economic growth, job creation, infrastructure development, nation building and social cohesion.
The Imbizo is also an opportunity to discuss many other challenges faced by our people such as violence against women and children.
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