Some 800,000 new jobs pledged by South Africa

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FILE PHOTO: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File Photo

BY BBCAFRICA

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced plans to create more than 800,000 jobs in the immediate term, as part of the country’s economic reconstruction and recovery plan following job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 1 trillion rand ($60bn; £46bn) has also been pledged in infrastructure investment over the next four years.

A number of the key commitments have been outlined on the presidency’s Twitter:

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