President Jacob Zuma will on 24 February 2017 launch the Operation Phakisa for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. The broad aim of the Operation Phakisa is to stimulate growth, foster job creation and instil transformation along the agriculture and rural development value chain.
Operation Phakisa is derived from Malaysia’s Big Fast Results Methodology which that country used successfully to achieve rapid economic transformation. It was introduced in South Africa two years ago to improve performance in various sectors.
It is an initiative designed to fast track the implementation of solutions on critical delivery issues highlighted in the National Development Plan (NDP) and also forms part of our Nine Point Plan to reignite growth and boost job creation. Since then, Operation Phakisa has been launched focussing in various sectors such as oceans economy and mining.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), and the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) recently competed a six month consultation process to finalise the objectives for the five week Operation Phakisa Lab.