President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday host the second sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa (SIDSSA21).

The event is organised by the Investment and Infrastructure Office in the Presidency and is being held under the theme: “Quality infrastructure for development, recovery and inclusive growth”.

 

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele says this year’s meeting will focus on the recovery of the economy through infrastructure delivery.

“The sessions will be able to give an update of projects that we still need in project preparation. This symposium or SIIDSSA is able to contribute to the industrialisation and job creation as envisioned in the economic reconstruction recovery plan. The interventions identified will boost demand and ensure effective coordination of all infrastructure players,” explains Gungubele.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, Ramaphosa called on the public and private sectors to create ecosystems that will help drive the meaningful participation of women in the economy.

The President said the economic empowerment of women does not only reduce their vulnerability to abuse, but it contributes to the equitable and inclusive growth of the economy.

He was delivering a keynote address at the inaugural Women Economic Assembly in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.

President Ramaphosa’s full address: