R2-billion has been set aside for an ethanol plant to help South Africa's budding biofuels sector, which could reduce its reliance on imported fuel.
The ANC is seeking ways to finance efforts to boost jobs in the agriculture and mining sectors, which could include pension funds buying more bonds.
South Africa could use its foreign exchange reserves if necessary to relieve market stress caused by global turmoil, says Pravin Gordhan.
SA has reversed gains in its goal of transferring 30% of commercial farmland to blacks by 2014 after aspirant farmers resold land bought for them.
Diamond producer De Beers expects its South African unit to produce 6.5-million carats in 2011, a million less than last year.
Susan Shabangu described the mounting death toll in SA's mines as "carnage", adding there is a link between the pursuit of profits and the body count.
Swaziland has asked South Africa for an emergency bailout of R10-billion but the government say it would need to review the request first.
Royal Dutch Shell is facing opposition to its plans to seek shale gas in South Africa's semi-desert Karoo region.
South Africa is likely to phase-in a carbon tax on fossil fuel inputs as part of new measures to curb carbon dioxide emissions.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed South Africa's growth forecast for this year to below 3%.