Govt targets progress to be speeded up

2012-09-07 13:29

Cape Town - Steps are to be taken to speed up progress in achieving government's priority targets, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane said on Friday.

This week's Cabinet lekgotla had noted progress in implementing the priorities in health, fighting crime and corruption, job creation, rural development, local government and basic services, and education and skills development, he told a post-lekgotla media briefing.

The review report focused on assessing progress to date against the detailed targets per priority set in 2009, he said.

Areas of good progress were noted, including evidence of increasing life expectancy as a result of the comprehensive response to HIV/Aids, and a reduction in the infant and under-5 mortality rates.

Good progress had also been made in increasing the number of artisans qualifying each year and reducing the overall serious crime rate.

"Cabinet agreed that all the relevant departments should develop concrete actions to accelerate progress in those areas where, based on current trends, it appears targets may not be met," Chabane said.

For example, there were discussions on ensuring that teachers were in class teaching seven hours a day, that textbooks were delivered on time, that hospitals always had enough medicine supplies, and that municipalities had appropriately qualified officials in key positions, he said.

  • blignault.michaele - 2012-09-07 13:34

    What progress? There are millions out there that only see corruption .....not progress!!!!

      JackRussel - 2012-09-07 13:45

      well u cant go any f$%*ing slower

      InkingaYabeLungu - 2012-09-07 14:01

      Julius is the only solution to this service delivery problems, he will put things into perspective and all will run well

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-07 14:18

      I must be on an anc black list or something - all MY comments were removed across several articles - why news24? is it anc24 nowadays?

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-07 14:26

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      LDivaCantrelle - 2012-09-07 14:37

      lol maihap!!! guess that will be deleted too

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-07 14:40

      one can only try LOL

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-07 15:18

      actually I found a way around the comment deleting LOL! At Tjaila time (is it spelled correctly???) they run home because they don't "werk" overtime lol

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-07 15:54

      InkingaYabeLungu Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.., Stop taking that Marikana Muti...

      alf.pop - 2012-09-07 16:47

      Progress had definitely been made in corruption! It is much more common than a few years ago! This is because it comes to them naturally! For everything else they will appoint committees, working groups etc. South Africa is the only country I know where the government's only plan is to ruin and rape the country in the shortest time possible!

      jacques.otto.50 - 2012-09-07 23:02

      @Inkinka haha man you make me laugh. What as Julias accomplished lets see. 1) Help bring in power the worst Performing President the country has ever seen 2) Help chase away foreign investment 3) Incite Violence on more than one occasion 4) help devide the nation 5) Help bring our econamy to a halt 6) Got himself fired 7) Help defraud goverment of millions O yes and he created a supporter like you with a mouse wheel and a cockcroach acting as your brain. O yes lets get rid of ZUMA with a std 6 behind his name and elect a guy who failed woodwork and who has achieved nothing absolutly nothing to help people in this country. In fact he has caused thousands to go hungry. As the ANCYL prior president he did not even create one bursary or job for even one person

  • ish.mkhonto.7 - 2012-09-07 13:34

    I heard this before - empty promises.

      max.reynecke - 2012-09-07 15:16

      So they are going to do F$$ck all a lot faster now...beautiful.

  • sandra.j.rennie - 2012-09-07 13:44

    This guy must be joking ! The only Department that works at a fairly normal speed is SARS which is slow by 1st world standards. The rest of the Departments are a joke. T

  • mkhindana.peter - 2012-09-07 13:45

    Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!!! U've been singing the same song for 18 years now.Actions speaks louder than words.We'll believe when we see the changes,until then,zip up....

  • djmarcosa - 2012-09-07 13:45

    this is just another plot to get people to vote for them that's all.. think nicelly people they have promise and promises for how many years.. they have made their pockets nice and full first sorted themselves out first and now that it's getting to that time to vote they will play that People promise card...

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-07 14:19

      wait they will blame the apartheid close to the voting time again!

      djmarcosa - 2012-09-07 14:37

      with out a doubt... totally agree on that one.. this government really needs to think about their own mess that they have created and stop pointing and blaming others.. that sentence has not become more stail then anything else.. they should wake up and do their duties..

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-09-07 13:50

    Is it still possible to believe these people? Truly I'd love to encourage them to keep going if this is in fact what they are doing. Or is this just another story to provide cover while they get on with their corrupt practices and stash even more money into European bank accounts?

      djmarcosa - 2012-09-07 13:57

      i don't beleive in anything that comes out the governments mouth..until the people physical changes then i will say "yeah well done" till then i have got no hope left in any of them.. they will first feed the 6-7 wives and mansions before they look at sorting out other issue..

  • jan.human - 2012-09-07 13:58

    Cape Town - Steps are to be taken to speed up progress in achieving government's priority targets, Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Collins Chabane said on Friday..... I wonder how long it took him to find out what he was supposed to do?????????? So funny if you read this sentence carefully!

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-07 14:11

      He figured out what he supposed to do, but when will he actually be able to do it.... never, ANC is useless.

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-09-07 14:03

    So what are you saying that is new? You all going to resign???

  • trevor.bush.9655 - 2012-09-07 14:03

    Is it coming to election time again??? Can't be, not heard anything about RDP housing idiots sing the EXACT same tune year in year out...

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-07 14:06

    Zuma has already shuffled his non~performing cabinet twice, how is he going measure their performance against targets? Considering that their contracts were not even made public, this is all lip~service. The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga has already scored herself an 8, and Chabane did not contradict her, the textbook mess notwithstanding. Maybe they are all going to do the same. So shut up Chabane!!

  • dhavandran.palavar - 2012-09-07 14:11

    in another 18 years i assume! a@#eholes !

  • osmaseko - 2012-09-07 14:15


  • tony.naidoo - 2012-09-07 14:16

    Yep, that's right! Steal more....sooner! Morons!

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-07 14:26

    The only time you can use the words government and speed in the same sentence is when you talk about the blue light speedsters. Otherwise government is as slow as a snail.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-09-07 14:31

    I can already feel the smoke blowing up my a**ehole - and the flavour is AnarchyNepotismCorruption.

  • john.mahlahlane - 2012-09-07 15:15

    That's the same old song.People are no more stupid.You are in for a big suprise.Watch out.

  • sean.redmond3 - 2012-09-07 16:16


  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-07 16:50

    This is hilarious. The corrupt want to weed our their own corruption! Bwahahahahaha!!!! We've heard it all before and I for one am getting sick and tired of paying exhorbitant amounts of tax into your ever-deepening pockets. The only way you bunch of clowns can speed anything up is to admit defeat and accept that you're incapable of running the country! CORRUPT CLOWNS, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!

  • alf.pop - 2012-09-07 20:50

    mihaip007 - At which gallery will the original be displayed? Great artwork!

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