We have made the economy an apex priority – Zuma


South Africa’s economy is government’s main priority due to the current global economic climate, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.

“The global economic climate is far from favourable. South Africa has made the economy an apex priority in this current period,” Zuma told guests at the Ubuntu Awards gala dinner in Cape Town.

He said government had been meeting with the country’s business community to work on putting measures in place which would ignite growth and help the country create more jobs.

“We will be meeting with labour and other sectors as well, as we respond to the persistent low growth, low commodity prices and other challenges facing developing economies.”

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