In particular, it became apparent during the colloquium that administrative prices and also import parity pricing issues were a challenge.
What we were able to do with administrative prices at that time was to address the very high port charges with respect to manufactured goods, where more was being paid there than on raw minerals going out of our ports. That was addressed.
However, the point we made, even as we came into this Parliament, was that we needed further readjustment of the port charges and of all administrative prices. At the same time we called upon manufacturing companies, plants and factories to be more innovative and to look into identifying ways they could use wind energy, solar energy and the likes. So, it was a two-way street in this regard.
In that colloquium we also identified the fact that we needed to create more jobs rapidly, and that manufacturing had the capacity to do that. That was unanimous - everyone agreed. The problem was just how we should do it.
In that same colloquium, which is on the ATC of 28 October 2014, Order 9, we also identified that it would be very important to have another colloquium, because it was quite clear that we continued to have a distorted economy and we continued to be dominated by a monopoly of companies.
We needed to get through that. We needed to ensure that legislation was harmonised so that we could get the full impact of the legislation. Just let me give you one example. This is in regard to steel pricing and raw materials, and it came out at that time. We realised that the Ipap was not simply a Trade and Industry issue, but an issue that included several other departments, among them in the main Mineral Resources, Energy, Public Enterprises and the like. And so the ANC government took a decision that it would establish a task team which it did. Thank you.
There was no debate.