OPINION | National Development Plan: 7 years on and no progress to speak of

2019-08-26 16:03

There must be consequences for underperformance. Without it, in a decade's time, we will be speaking of the great plan the NDP was, that was never truly realised, writes Calvin Matlou.

NDP unattainable without independent top cops

2017-09-26 11:30

As it stands it is more difficult to assume the role of a constable in the police service which requires candidates to be medically, mentally and physically fit, than it is to become police commissioner, writes Kavisha Pillay.

Nene warns SA: There is no true benefit to looting resources

2017-08-14 22:30

The National Development Plan is SA's plan and all citizens should take up their respective roles to ensure its implementation, says former Ffnance minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Don’t just spend, fix productivity

2017-04-23 06:00

South Africa has had several blueprints for its development, going back to the Reconstruction and Development Programme and culminating in the current National Development Plan (NDP).

Matthew Lester: 3 images that turn dreams into nightmares of uncertainty

2016-05-10 15:23

SA needs to create 9 million new jobs in the next 50 years but given the latest jobs report, it looks like a bridge already out of sight, says Matthew Lester.

SA remains unequal, but people are living longer

2015-09-20 21:03

Poverty has declined since 1994, but South Africa remains highly unequal and inequality is still largely defined along racial lines.

Do more, faster on NDP - Zuma

2015-03-06 20:03

More needs to be done, and faster, to implement the National Development Plan, President Jacob Zuma says.

Business schools should help shape SA economy

2014-09-14 17:11

Business schools can play an important role to make South Africa a better place, says the new director of the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

SA rises in competitiveness rankings

2014-05-22 14:30

South Africa has improved its overall competitiveness, according to an annual report published by Switzerland's Institute of Management Development.

Gordhan states commitment to NDP

2014-02-26 15:23

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says his budget is based on the national development plan, leaving a solid implementation for the next administration.


Ramaphosa deploys R400bn economic cannon

2018-09-23 06:59

President’s stimulus package, defined as a ‘blended type of fund’, has been lauded for its focus on agriculture but criticised for being thin on detail.

Zuma wants all to share in the country's wealth

2017-09-13 06:01

President Jacob Zuma said that implementing the National Development Plan was still government policy, but offered few details on how this was being done.

Mbalula must win back public’s trust in police

2017-05-14 09:30

Like a new broom, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula is expected to sweep clean. And I have no doubt that he can carry out that task successfully. What Mbalula has to start with is the image of the SA Police Service.

SA one of top 10 risks to the world in 2017 - Time

2017-01-04 10:58

South Africa is one of the top 10 risks to the world in 2017, a report in Time magazine has revealed.

SONA analysis: budget plans and the NDP

In News24 Live's analysis of SONA 2016 Lawson Naidoo reflects on the initial speech, debate and response from President Jacob Zuma. Naidoo says government's plan to prevent an economic downgrade will need to be detailed during the Budget Speech. He also noted contrasts in President Jacob Zuma's address and his reply to the SONA debate.

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CALCULATOR: See how many SMEs SA needs to create 11m jobs

2015-05-04 14:31

Use the Endeavor jobs calculator to see what impact SMEs can have in meeting the National Development Plan target of creating 11 million jobs by 2030.

Cosatu sneezes, we all catch cold - youth body

2014-10-17 15:49

South Africa has found itself having to buckle under the pressures and whims of Cosatu at the collective expense of the poor, says a youth body.

Nene places greater value on economists

2014-07-01 12:22

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says economic forecasters should play a vital role in SA's budget process to assist in creating a better environment for growth.

Business asks for more BEE recognition

2014-02-27 16:45

A big frustration for business is the disregard for its role in terms of black economic empowerment, according to a business organisation.

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