ARTICLES RELATING TO NDP

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
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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.

SA is still a tourism hub, says Zuma

2013-03-08 16:59

South Africa continues to be an attractive international tourism destination, President Jacob Zuma says.

NDP hijacked DA policies - Numsa

2013-03-07 14:47

The National Development Plan deviates from the Freedom Charter and is riddled with DA policies, says the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

SA unemployment stays stubbornly high

2013-03-04 17:41

Despite economic and social improvements, unemployment and inequality are the biggest problems facing the country, an international body says.

Budget pulls no surprises: Cope

2013-02-27 19:03

The 2013 Budget is "tough and conservative", but is exposed to factors outside the control of the Treasury, Cope says.

Gordhan: NDP will redirect spending

2013-02-27 14:58

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the NDP serves as a point of departure for his new budget, but this means a gradual re-alignment of policy and resources.

Analysts: Gordhan has little room to move

2013-02-25 16:51

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has a slim margin to manoeuvre when he delivers his 2013 Budget speech amid slow growth and falling revenue, analysts say.

State efficiency improving, says Zuma

2013-02-21 16:29

While not yet ideal, mechanisms put in place to improve state efficiency are bearing fruit, says President Jacob Zuma.

Busa wants speedy implementation of NDP

2013-02-11 16:32

The National Development Plan should be effected in order to grow the economy, says Business Unity SA.

 

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
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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.

ANC silent as Numsa rejects NDP

2013-03-07 19:53

The ANC has declined to comment on claims by Numsa that the National Development Plan deviates from the Freedom Charter and is riddled with DA policies.

Transnet hike set to rattle mines

2013-03-06 15:43

The mining sector is set for yet another challenge over plans to increase cargo tariffs on dry bulk, Transnet CEO Brian Molefe says.

Imata pleased with NDP focus

2013-02-27 19:41

The Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union is pleased that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget aims to achieve the goals of the NDP.

ANC welcomes Budget Speech

2013-02-27 17:08

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech fitted well with the development programmes of the government, says the ANC.

SA must fight inequality, warns analyst

2013-02-25 20:30

Inequality levels must be tackled to avoid a repeat of Marikana, De Doorns and violent service delivery protests, says political analyst Adam Habib.

Ramaphosa punts significance of NDP

2013-02-22 16:31

The National Development Plan will help stimulate the economy and reduce the cost of doing business in South Africa, says ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Manuel warns lazy govt officials

2013-02-19 17:18

State employees and public servants who fail to do their jobs properly must face harsher consequences, says Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel.

SA remains a mining hub - expert

2013-02-08 19:29

Despite the mining industry facing a tough time, it is still an attractive destination for investment, a mining lawyer says.

 
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