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2007年VOA标准英语-South Africa's Mbeki Pledges to Fight Poverty,

时间:2007-05-19 06:41来源:互联网 提供网友:pinkie   字体: [ ]
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By Scott Bobb
Johannesburg
09 February 2007

South African President Thabo Mbeki has pledged to create more jobs, improve social services, fight crime and combat AIDS in a wide ranging State of the Nation address. Mr. Mbeki delivered the speech Friday in Capetown at the opening session of the South African parliament. Correspondent Scott Bobb reports from our bureau in Johannesburg.

South Africa's Thabo Mbeki speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum
Thabo Mbeki
President Thabo Mbeki told South Africans in his nationally televised State-of-the-Nation speech that the country has consolidated1 freedom and democracy in the 13 years since the end of apartheid. And he said the underlying2 solution to most of South Africa's problems is economic prosperity.

"None of the great social problems we have to solve is capable of resolution outside the context of the creation of jobs and the alleviation3 and eradication4 of poverty," Mbeki said.

He said these problems include the improvement of health, reducing crime levels and raising literacy and education levels. As a result, he said poverty eradication will continue to be a central part of the efforts to build a new South Africa.

Mr. Mbeki noted5 that South Africa's economy has grown at an annual rate of nearly five percent in recent years and has created 1.5 million new jobs. The government has also built thousands of homes and improved transportation and social services for the poor.

He said his government has been cited by the United Nations as one of the few that spend more on water and sanitation6 than on its military.

The government has come under rising public criticism in recent weeks for South Africa's high crime rate and the president added to the debate last month when he said crime is not an issue for the majority of citizens.

However in his speech Friday, Mr. Mbeki appeared to acknowledge the public distress7.

"Decisive action will be taken to eradicate8 lawlessness, drug trafficking, gun running, crime and especially the abuse of women and children," he said.

He pledged to expand the police force by more than 10 percent in three years and strengthen investigation9, prosecution10 and civilian11 crime prevention organizations.

For the first time since 2001, when he questioned whether HIV causes AIDS, Mr. Mbeki expressed a strong commitment to fighting the disease that afflicts12 more than 10 percent of his people.

"Government commits itself to intensify13 the campaign against HIV and AIDS and to improve its implementation14 of all elements of the comprehensive approach such as prevention, home-based care and treatment," he said.

Mr. Mbeki also pledged to sustain a recently established partnership16 with AIDS activists17 and donor18 groups and to implement15 a more vigorous anti-AIDS strategy under development by this new group.

Some opposition19 members, like Patricia De Lille of the Independent Democrats20 party, expressed satisfaction with Mr. Mbeki's position on crime.

"For the first time now, he [Mbeki] has acknowledged that crime is a problem, especially violent crime against women and childre," she said. "And having acknowledged that we need leadership now from the president to make that priority number one."

The leader of the largest opposition party, Tony Leon of the Democratic Alliance, approved of Mr. Mbeki's extensive proposals to reduce crime.

"But I thought the president's response was odd in that he didn't give the sort of passionate21 leadership that I think people are looking for," he said. "He sort of had a bureaucratic22 response."

The opposition leader noted that major issues such as crime and AIDS have been addressed in previous speeches but concluded that they must be given higher priority in order to be implemented23 and not sidelined by other problems.


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1 consolidated dv3zqt     
a.联合的
参考例句:
  • With this new movie he has consolidated his position as the country's leading director. 他新执导的影片巩固了他作为全国最佳导演的地位。
  • Those two banks have consolidated and formed a single large bank. 那两家银行已合并成一家大银行。
2 underlying 5fyz8c     
adj.在下面的,含蓄的,潜在的
参考例句:
  • The underlying theme of the novel is very serious.小说隐含的主题是十分严肃的。
  • This word has its underlying meaning.这个单词有它潜在的含义。
3 alleviation e7d3c25bc432e4cb7d6f7719d03894ec     
n. 减轻,缓和,解痛物
参考例句:
  • These were the circumstances and the hopes which gradually brought alleviation to Sir Thomas's pain. 这些情况及其希望逐渐缓解了托马斯爵士的痛苦。
  • The cost reduction achieved in this way will benefit patients and the society in burden alleviation. 集中招标采购降低的采购成本要让利于患者,减轻社会负担。 来自英汉 - 翻译样例 - 口语
4 eradication otUzfH     
n.根除
参考例句:
  • The eradication of an established infestation is not easy. 根除昆虫蔓延是不容易的。
  • This is often required for intelligent control and eradication. 这经常需要灵巧的控制与消除。
5 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
6 sanitation GYgxE     
n.公共卫生,环境卫生,卫生设备
参考例句:
  • The location is exceptionally poor,viewed from the sanitation point.从卫生角度来看,这个地段非常糟糕。
  • Many illnesses are the result,f inadequate sanitation.许多疾病都来源于不健全的卫生设施。
7 distress 3llzX     
n.苦恼,痛苦,不舒适;不幸;vt.使悲痛
参考例句:
  • Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能减轻他的痛苦。
  • Please don't distress yourself.请你不要忧愁了。
8 eradicate Ui1zn     
v.根除,消灭,杜绝
参考例句:
  • These insects are very difficult to eradicate.这些昆虫很难根除。
  • They are already battling to eradicate illnesses such as malaria and tetanus.他们已经在努力消灭疟疾、破伤风等疾病。
9 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
10 prosecution uBWyL     
n.起诉,告发,检举,执行,经营
参考例句:
  • The Smiths brought a prosecution against the organizers.史密斯家对组织者们提出起诉。
  • He attempts to rebut the assertion made by the prosecution witness.他试图反驳原告方证人所作的断言。
11 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
12 afflicts a87cd2ac4720b59fa8f9a4b517b78122     
使受痛苦,折磨( afflict的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Level 3-Afflicts a target with the Curse of the Silent. 三级-用静默诅咒折磨一个目标。
  • Level 1-Afflicts a target with the Curse of the Silent. 一级-用静默诅咒折磨一个目标。
13 intensify S5Pxe     
vt.加强;变强;加剧
参考例句:
  • We must intensify our educational work among our own troops.我们必须加强自己部队的教育工作。
  • They were ordered to intensify their patrols to protect our air space.他们奉命加强巡逻,保卫我国的领空。
14 implementation 2awxV     
n.实施,贯彻
参考例句:
  • Implementation of the program is now well underway.这一项目的实施现在行情看好。
15 implement WcdzG     
n.(pl.)工具,器具;vt.实行,实施,执行
参考例句:
  • Don't undertake a project unless you can implement it.不要承担一项计划,除非你能完成这项计划。
  • The best implement for digging a garden is a spade.在花园里挖土的最好工具是铁锹。
16 partnership NmfzPy     
n.合作关系,伙伴关系
参考例句:
  • The company has gone into partnership with Swiss Bank Corporation.这家公司已经和瑞士银行公司建立合作关系。
  • Martin has taken him into general partnership in his company.马丁已让他成为公司的普通合伙人。
17 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • His research work was attacked by animal rights activists . 他的研究受到了动物权益维护者的抨击。
  • Party activists with lower middle class pedigrees are numerous. 党的激进分子中有很多出身于中产阶级下层。 来自《简明英汉词典》
18 donor dstxI     
n.捐献者;赠送人;(组织、器官等的)供体
参考例句:
  • In these cases,the recipient usually takes care of the donor afterwards.在这类情况下,接受捐献者以后通常会照顾捐赠者。
  • The Doctor transplanted the donor's heart to Mike's chest cavity.医生将捐赠者的心脏移植进麦克的胸腔。
19 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
20 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
21 passionate rLDxd     
adj.热情的,热烈的,激昂的,易动情的,易怒的,性情暴躁的
参考例句:
  • He is said to be the most passionate man.据说他是最有激情的人。
  • He is very passionate about the project.他对那个项目非常热心。
22 bureaucratic OSFyE     
adj.官僚的,繁文缛节的
参考例句:
  • The sweat of labour washed away his bureaucratic airs.劳动的汗水冲掉了他身上的官气。
  • In this company you have to go through complex bureaucratic procedures just to get a new pencil.在这个公司里即使是领一支新铅笔,也必须通过繁琐的手续。
23 implemented a0211e5272f6fc75ac06e2d62558aff0     
v.实现( implement的过去式和过去分词 );执行;贯彻;使生效
参考例句:
  • This agreement, if not implemented, is a mere scrap of paper. 这个协定如不执行只不过是一纸空文。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • The economy is in danger of collapse unless far-reaching reforms are implemented. 如果不实施影响深远的改革,经济就面临崩溃的危险。 来自辞典例句
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