Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel says government has invested over R290-billion in job creation through infrastructure. He was addressing Parliament during the State of the Nation Debate.
Patel outlined some of the outcomes of government's nine-point-plan.
“This is how we implement the NDP and the nine-point-plan announced last year. The creation of jobs through infrastructure, we invested R290 billion as a nation for the past calendar year, more than R1-billion every working day. The money helped us to build 160 new schools, to provide new higher education housing accommodation for an additional 3100 students. “
Patel says the money was also used to build about 100 000 new houses and to connect 265 000 homes to electricity.