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.

Staying true to a national vision

2018-10-14 06:00

This tightening noose of material deprivation has heightened levels of anxiety and desperation. As a nation, we will have to regroup, and avoid the short-termism of the first two decades of democracy, writes Jan Hofmeyr.

South Africa at nexus of multilateral discussions

2018-07-22 06:05

This year South Africa is at the nexus of a number of important global discussions and in its best position yet to champion the case for Africa, as well as its own domestic growth agenda.

Carbon tax - the latest tax on the poor

2018-06-13 16:46

Many objections and reservations have been raised regarding the tax - and it's no wonder in many countries renewables and the carbon tax are known as a tax on the poor, writes Rob Jeffery.

Ramaphosa invites Shivambu to make contributions to the NDP

2018-03-14 22:00

The National Development Plan (NDP) is a living document which can be considered consistently to improve the lives of South Africans, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Radebe: Without land reform SA will never have peace

2017-12-20 09:46

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says the issue of land reform must be resolved urgently.

Imagining a different South Africa

2017-11-05 06:13

We have to believe that we can reclaim our country and rid it of gangster leadership, writes Jeffrey Sehume.

Senior officials say Treasury is captured

2017-10-01 06:00

Staff purges, claims of a parallel administration and reckless projects have followed the new finance minister.

Gordhan's 2017 Budget disappoints on many levels - CEO

2017-03-05 13:55

Although Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s 2017 Budget was the best that could be done under extremely challenging circumstances, it is difficult not be disappointed, says a business leader.

Zuma to run 40 priority investment projects

2016-08-22 12:06

President Jacob Zuma will coordinate 40 priority investment projects across government in the agri-processing, energy and infrastructure and manufacturing and service sectors.


Ramaphosa: The state should be at the centre of development

2019-08-23 06:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the state should play a leading, entrepreneurial role.

Bruce Whitfield: SA’s biggest problem is that we can’t see a positive future

2018-09-04 10:12

There is a lot of activity in South Africa right now. But without a credible long-term plan – even one with targets we have little hope of achieving – it doesn't mean much.

Chinese investors wary of SA red tape - official

2018-06-22 19:36

Chinese investors are concerned about the lengthy lead time it takes South Africa to conclude investment deals and turn around projects, according to a top official in the National Planning Commission.

Signing of renewable deals in line with NDP – Parliament committees

2018-04-06 15:27

The signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy projects shows commitment to the renewable energy plan and will provide diversity to the energy mix, says Parliament’s oversight committee.

Govt must stop 'over-negotiating' and start doing - NPC consultant

2018-02-12 23:23

The government should stop "over-negotiating" and procrastinating, and start saying clearly what its intentions are if it wants to restore credibility, says a National Planning Commission commissioner.

Escaping the clutches of doom

2017-12-10 06:09

The ANC’s new leaders need a sense of purpose and must leave behind the rot of the Zuma era, writes Tebogo Khaas.

Social cohesion: The way to get SA back on track

2017-11-03 17:17

Regardless of what one sees as the core problem facing South African society, one of the greatest dangers we face is a loss of social cohesion.

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.

SA economy trapped in deepening crisis - Mbeki

2016-11-09 13:45

Despite all its commendable strengths, the National Development Plan remains a vision which needs to be supplemented with a more detailed plan, says the former president.

The state of SA's savings

2016-04-26 14:23

The latest quarterly update of the Investec GIBS savings Index reveals a drop in the net figure for 2015, from the first half of last year - but there are some positives.

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