We gave an account of what government has done in implementing its 2009 to 2014 programme of action.
The economy is our biggest focal point especially during this time of the global economic recession and slow economic growth, as outlined in the State of the Nation Address.
As we strive to boost the competitiveness of our economy in a gloomy global climate, we are encouraged by some reports that came out recently.
Last week, the Global Business and Audit Advisory firm, Grant Thornton,  states that South Africa has maintained its position as the leading Emerging Economy on the African continent in terms of potential investment destinations.
The report, entitled 'Emerging Markets Opportunity Index: High Growth Economies',  ranked the 27 largest emerging economies in terms of their potential for business investment. It reported that South Africa had climbed one place to the fourteenth position.
Ernst & Young in its report also said local economic fundamentals were sound and that a steady acceleration of growth over the medium term was expected.