Unlocking the economic potential of South Africa’s oceans

Unlocking the economic potential of South Africa’s oceans



Operation Phakisa is a fast results delivery programme that we launched in July 2014 to help us implement the National Development Plan (NDP), with the ultimate goal of boosting economic growth and create jobs. Operation Phakisa is a cross-sector programme where various stakeholders engage to implement initiatives and concrete actions to address constraints to delivery in a prioritised focused area for public accountability and transparency. Government welcomes the partnership with business and labour to rally around the NDP in ensuring that there is a collective effort in workplace conflict reduction and improved cooperation between government, organised business and organised labour. Operation Phakisa is an innovative and pioneering approach to translate detailed plans into concrete results through dedicated delivery and collaboration. “Phakisa” means “hurry up” in Sesotho and the application of this methodology highlights government’s urgency to deliver. It plays a crucial role in accelerating the delivery of some of the development priorities. Through Operation Phakisa, Government aims to implement priority programmes better, faster and more effectively.


Belem statement areas
Ocean Observation
Operation Phakisa
Time frame
2014 - Ongoing