Zuma: Mixed economy is the best way forward - As it happened

2015-03-11 18:10

President Jacob Zuma takes the podium in Parliament for a question and answer session. Zuma will only be responding to six questions from MPs. Get all your updates from Parliament here.


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The House is adjourned.

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Mbete thanks Zuma and concludes the session.

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Zuma says there is a programme of rolling energy out to the poor areas, which have caused a strain on the grid.

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Zuma: There is a policy of mixed economy on clean energy.

11 Mar 18:21
Ndlozi addresses Zuma: Why don't you nationalise the banks and mines. This is the year of the Freedom Charter... And secondly what exactly is plan on the green energy sources?

11 Mar 18:19
Zuma: I don't know why the bill was sent back. I can't see load shedding lasting more than two years

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Zuma addresses the Eskom issues and speaks about the war room and money that has been allocated to Eskom.

11 Mar 18:14
Zuma says the question is now even more complicated and giggles as he tries to answer.

11 Mar 18:13
Zuma is a bit confused about the slew of questions, but tries to answer it. The MP is called back to clarify what he is asking.

11 Mar 18:12
Zuma is now being asked how the House can be convinced that load shedding will stop in the next three years.

11 Mar 18:11
Zuma is being question over why the electricity distribution ISMO bill has not being finalised. He is also asked about the question of housing.

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Zuma addresses the last question over energy constraints by the NFP.

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Yes, a much more relaxed House, even Zuma's giggles are back.

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The Assembly is much quieter after the early debate.

11 Mar 18:02
Either Zuma is getting tired or is more relaxed... he now rests his head on his hand as he listens to a question from MP Mandela.

11 Mar 18:01
Zuma says he was talking about an "historical fact" and that it was taken out of context. "I never said we must take this action."

11 Mar 18:00
Zuma corrects her and says he was responding to a statement made by the one traditional leader.

11 Mar 17:59
DA MP asks Zuma to clarify the statement he made about removing babies from teen mothers.

11 Mar 17:59
Zuma says there will be things in the Constitution that not everyone will like, but it is balanced. The democratic government has done much better than any other system before, he says.

11 Mar 17:56
Zuma says Cabinet has a right to refuse changes, and it was not done because the request came from traditional leaders.

11 Mar 17:55
Zuma says Buthelezi is addressing an old issue which he feels really strongly about.

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Buthelezi: Government has played a cat and mouse game with traditional leaders.

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Zuma says that Cabinet didn't approve changes to sections of constitution to give traditional leaders more powers

11 Mar 17:52
Buthelezi addresses the president and seems to be pulling up examples from 2008.

11 Mar 17:50
Zuma address question 5 on the recommendation to change certain chapters of the Constitution in reference to traditional leaders.

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Zuma: We are working with developing skills generally in the country so our people will be able to participate.

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Zuma cannot give exact numbers on how many black people will be influenced and benefit.

11 Mar 17:45
Zuma: Only 3% of blacks have anything do with the stock exchange,need to address those types of issues, cant be overnight.

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Zuma says the manner in which they (black people) have been participating in the past is not enough. "We must create black industrialists."

11 Mar 17:44
An MP raises the issue of black people being left on the periphery of the access to upskilling.

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Zuma is told not to refer to MP Stander as "ntombozana"... he withdraws.

11 Mar 17:39
Questions are raised about the increase of protests as billions are being pumped into Operations Phakisa.

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Zuma says the skills in this area is not at the highest standards and that is why government is working to upskill the workforce in order for Operation Phakisa to succeed.

11 Mar 17:35
MPs now raise questions on this matter and Zuma is told that a massive skilled workforce is needed.

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