2014 State of the Nation Address By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa
Published on 2 April 2014

13 February, 2014

Fellow South Africans,

Agriculture is a key job driver and a provider of opportunities for entrepreneurship. Our agricultural support programme, Fetsa Tlala, is producing brand new exporters.

The first 88 smallholder farmers in this programme supplied the United Nations World Food Programme with 268 tons of maize and beans to send to Lesotho last month. We expect this number to increase. We will continue to promote our fisheries sector as well, which contributes an estimated 6billion rand to the economy and provides 27 000 jobs.

Government of South Africa