The role of SITA’s and state-owned entities in training was also discussed.
“In the past SOE’s used to do a lot of training and we should be looking at that but the emphasis was really on getting skills.”
She said vocational schools are also important because it will assist with developing simple skills.
A discussion was also held on entrepreneurship looking at universities because when people come out of the universities they think about jobs instead of creating jobs.
She said this was important because the government does not want to produce job seekers. “We also want people who will create jobs themselves and go into business.”
On health matters, Dlamini-Zuma said the priority was the national health insurance (NHI).
“The bill is in parliament but the preparations for its implementation is what was discussed because people have to be registered for NHI.
“The registration is ongoing. There are more than 15-million [people] who have already been registered. It’s something that has to address the equal access to health care because at the moment the access depends on whether you have medical aid or live near a hospital.”
There was a call to increase the number of ambulances on the ground so that they are speedily available to serve communities.
Access to clean water, having a balanced meal, living in a clean environment, healthy lifestyles and living in clean conditions were also discussed because they affect what happens in the health sector.