Government committed to improving lives of South Africans: Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will continue to put people first as it seeks to improve the quality of lives of all South Africans under the democratic dispensation.

He was speaking in his weekly newsletter to the nation.

As the country gears up for the release of the matric results for the Class of 2023, the president has sought to highlight how government has advanced access to education.

According to the Census results from 2022, there were more than three million children aged zero to four years who participated in Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes.

The results also show that the percentage of persons aged five to 24 years attending an educational institution increased by only 3% from 70.1% in 1996 to 73.4% in 2022.

The president adds that government has worked to ensure that quality education is received through initiatives like the National School Nutrition Programme and the Second Chance programme, among others.

Despite this, there are many who are unable to secure employment opportunities and Ramaphosa says work is being done to ensure that the economy grows at a scale and pace to absorb graduates and those seeking formal employment.

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