The DA yesterday proposed steps for government to take to realise the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgisa).
The DA's Ian Davidson said there was great value in a single economic plan to harness initiatives to accelerate economic growth and to ensure that more South Africans stood to benefit from this growth.
Crime should get the necessary prominence in the plan to signal that the government was dealing with the issue as a matter of urgency.
The private sector should be given a greater role in choosing priority investment areas, and the expansion of sectors that would create jobs should be prioritised.
Job-creating sectors might not necessarily be high economic growth sectors, but might contribute to an enabling environment, such as social and community services. - Sapa