ECSECC - A maturing organisation with expanding mandates (2009-2015)
Publish Date : 01 Jan 2009
The period 2009-2014 - the fourth term of government, began against the backdrop of the hard hitting global economic recession, which quickly undid many of the economic gains of the earlier period. It was, however, in line with national government’s counter-cyclical fiscal stance, a five-year period that saw heightened levels of public investment in economic infrastructure in the province, and greater alignment of the allocative decisions of national government and state owned entities with provincial development priorities. In this respect, and in spite of the weak and uncertain global and national economic outlook, there emerged during this term the recognition that with the right policy measures and partnerships, the province could escape its historic and path dependent status as a labour sending province.