Zuma arrives for World Economic Forum

2015-01-20 15:47

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting, the presidency says.

Mantashe: Mining sector suffers from trust deficit

2014-10-08 21:00

There is an issue of trust between parties in the mining industry which needs to be addressed, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

DA slams govt for failing business

2014-09-23 06:00

The government has broken its promises to small businesses and entrepreneurs, says DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane.

Nkwinti welcomes wildlife sector reform

2014-09-19 07:43

Wildlife ranching can help bring black farmers into the industry in line with the government's land reform principles, says Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Mass agriculture job losses worries DA

2014-08-04 18:33

The DA wants the government to act urgently to stem what it has termed a 'jobs haemorrhage' in the agriculture sector.

SA needs PhDs urgently, says Pandor

2014-07-22 13:20

South Africa is producing too few doctoral graduates, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says.

Govt to speed up NDP implementation

2014-06-27 06:00

The government intends to accelerate the implementation of the National Development Plan in a bid to unlock the country's growth potential.

Nene has much to mull over - expert

2014-05-27 19:42

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has his work cut out for him following the latest economic growth data, says Old Mutual Wealth chief investment strategist Dave Mohr.

SA set for stiff competition from Nigeria

2014-04-08 05:30

South Africa must review its policies and approach to investor confidence because it will face stronger competition from Nigeria, says the SA Chamber of Commerce.

Cosatu offers solution to crippling strikes

2014-02-14 22:39

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says sustainable jobs, decent wages and a more equitable distribution of the country's wealth will bring an end to strikes.

China shift a guide for SA

2013-11-17 13:48

It's time to put aside ideology and move towards results, says Daniel Silke.

NDP central to spending

2013-10-23 16:22

The National Development Plan is central to government's allocation of resources over the next three years, says the National Treasury.

Zuma encourages youth to 'own' NDP

2013-10-11 07:25

President Jacob Zuma says he wants the youth to be involved in the implementation of the National Development Plan, as it's designed to make the country a better place for them.

Ramaphosa: Business critical for NDP

2013-09-04 15:04

Business and the financial services sector have a critical role to play in implementing the National Development Plan, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Govt gears up for NDP talks

2013-08-13 13:33

The Cabinet lekgotla will discuss the economy, progress made since 2009, and the National Development Plan, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says.

ANC must 'start implementing NDP'

2013-07-22 17:49

It is time to start implementing the National Development Plan and stop debating it, according to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Questions over who should fund NDP

2013-07-15 10:33

Endorsing the National Development Plan amounts to giving the government a blank cheque for more taxation and borrowing, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Traders dismiss 'Mandela crash' fears

2013-06-25 18:40

Speculation around a risk to the rand and the economy due to Nelson Mandela's fragile health condition is largely unfounded, traders say.

SA needs toll roads, says minister

2013-05-28 17:39

The state can't fund the road infrastructure backlog and the user pay principle will not have a crushing effect on the poor, says Transport Minister Ben Martins.

Mining industry 'vital for NDP'

2013-05-24 07:53

The mining sector plays a key role in delivering 11 million new jobs as envisaged in the National Development Plan, ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize says.

Motsoaledi urges SA to accept NHI

2013-05-15 14:00

South Africans should stop wasting time opposing National Health Insurance, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Embrace NDP, urges government

2013-05-01 13:34

The government has urged workers to embrace the National Development Plan as a means to address challenges in the employment sector.

Young communists concerned by NDP talk

2013-04-22 07:55

The polarised manner of the debate on the National Development Plan to either reject or accept it is worrying, the Young Communist League SA says.

ANC is not our enemy, says Numsa

2013-03-19 21:08

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has pledged its unequivocal support to the ANC, despite its strong opposition to the National Development Plan.

Govt: S&P's didn't consider developments

2013-03-13 18:37

Ratings agency S&P's did not consider recent positive developments in South Africa when it affirmed the country's credit rating, Treasury says.


Downgrade an indictment on Nene - DA

2014-11-07 19:12

The DA says Moody's decision to downgrade South Africa's debt rating indicates that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mini budget did not inspire confidence.

Living Conditions Survey set to begin

2014-10-08 15:10

Stats SA will be visiting homes across the country for its Living Conditions Survey, which will profile poverty and inequality to help reduce the Gini coefficient.

SA could get district land committees

2014-09-22 15:49

District land committees may be established in provinces to manage land reform, says Deputy Land Reform Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha.

Jim: NDP a move to replace Freedom Charter

2014-08-15 07:05

There are attempts to replace the Freedom Charter of Ruth First with its polar opposite, the National Development Plan, says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.

Nkwinti warns of 'land sharks'

2014-07-23 14:35

Minister Gugile Nkwinti has reiterated his commitment to expediting new expropriation legislation and limiting foreign land ownership.

78 000 jobs a year for Mpuma, says Mabuza

2014-06-27 15:01

Mpumalanga aims to create 78 000 jobs a year and wants to accelerate projects with firms such as Sasol, BHP Billiton, Eskom and SAB, says Premier David Mabuza.

SA is a haven for business - government

2014-06-05 05:00

South Africa has a fertile business environment as more foreign firms see it as an investment destination, according to the government.

Big ANC win could boost economic reforms

2014-05-05 18:15

A landslide ANC victory at the polls could see President Jacob Zuma throw his full weight behind the NDP that boosts investment-friendly policies, analysts say.

From NDP to budget

2014-03-12 07:42

Aligning the budget with the NDP is no easy task, says Jac Laubscher.

China shift a guide for SA

2013-11-17 20:22

It's time to put aside ideology and move towards results, says Daniel Silke.

Govt will not bow to Cosatu over NDP

2013-10-24 15:20

Cosatu is not a government alliance partner and has no right to insist on scrapping the National Development Plan, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says.

Mini budget stands behind NDP

2013-10-23 14:08

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has come out in support of Trevor Manuel's national development plan in his mini budget statement.

ANC's election woes

2013-10-03 07:45

Will staying in power trump policy for the ANC, asks Daniel Silke

Start implementing NDP, urges Ramaphosa

2013-09-04 12:02

Differences remain around the economic chapter, but we should steam ahead where there is a full consensus on the NDP, says ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

SA losing out on 250 000 jobs - report

2013-07-29 13:30

South Africa is missing out on about 250 000 potential jobs a year because government spending is 30% under target, a report states.

Economist defends NDP

2013-07-16 11:37

The National Development plan is not without flaws, but it's the best we’ve got in the current political reality, says economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Cosatu rejects dispute over NDP

2013-07-04 14:18

Cosatu has denied that a tripartite alliance economic summit had been postponed because of differences over the National Development Plan.

Zuma: SA better than before

2013-06-24 16:50

The South African economy has expanded by 83% in the past 19 years and is now better than it was before democracy, says President Jacob Zuma.

Unemployment drops in Gauteng

2013-05-27 16:45

Unemployment in Gauteng has decreased by nearly 5% between 2011 and 2012, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Radebe: SA, Turkey relations help NDP

2013-05-17 07:58

Business relations between Turkey and SA have aided the achievement of some goals of the National Development Plan, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

ANC defends Cosatu's stance on NDP

2013-05-09 19:46

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte says that Cosatu's critique of certain elements of the National Development Plan is not unjustified.

Gordhan: Spend state funds more wisely

2013-04-25 16:23

Government spending needs to produce better quality results and the culture of corruption must be stemmed, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Zuma slams NDP critics

2013-03-27 09:36

President Jacob Zuma has raked over the coals those who criticised the National Development Plan, according to a report.

Numsa rubbishes NDP recommendations

2013-03-19 17:12

The National Development Plan favours monopoly capital and offers no concrete solutions to SA's economic ills, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Cosatu undecided on NDP

2013-03-13 13:19

While Cosatu supports some areas of the National Development Plan, it has yet to endorse or reject it outright, says general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

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