President Cyril Ramaphosa has assigned Deputy President David Mabuza to lead government’s efforts to fast track land reform.

This has been revealed in the daily parliamentary publication on Announcements, Tabling’s and Committee reports (ATC).

The announcement in the ACT was made by the National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise.

As leader of government business, the Deputy President acts as a link between Parliament and the Executive.

Ramaphosa also assigned Mabuza to not only to lead government’s efforts to fast-track land reform but also to co-ordinate government’s programmes to accelerate land reform and agricultural support.

The Deputy President has further been assigned to assist the President to stimulate and support the rural and township economy through implementing empowerment models.

He is also required to assist the President in the implementation of Rapid Response interventions on Service Delivery and Trouble-shooting in service delivery hotspots.

The ATC further reveals that Mabuza will among other things have to co-ordinate Anti-poverty initiatives through Public Employment Programmes, Integrated Service Delivery and Enterprise Development.