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President Zuma to address the 5th anniversary celebrations of the National Development Plan adoption

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President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 12 September 2017, lead the 5th anniversary celebrations of the adoption of the South Africa’s socioeconomic blueprint, the National Development Plan (NDP), under the theme ‘NDP 2030, one plan, one country, together we move South Africa Forward’ in Cape Town.

The NDP is South Africa’s all-encompassing long-term plan and was adopted by all parties represented in the National Assembly and all sectors of the society in 2012. The objective of the NDP is to create a better and more prosperous South Africa by 2030. Its core priorities are to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality and unemployment drastically by 2030.

President Zuma said government was pleased that the National Development Plan has yielded some significant results in the development of the country despite the remaining challenges such as poverty and unemployment.

“State institutions in all spheres of government continue to align their long term plans with the NDP and to identify areas where policy change is required to ensure consistency and coherence. The vision of the NDP presented in 2011 was a process of charting a new path for our country. The plan comprise of simultaneous actions in key strategic areas at a scale large enough to constitute a ‘big push’ to ignite inclusive economic growth and create jobs.

In realising the objectives of the NDP, we call on South Africans from all sectors of the society to work together with government in implementing the strategic programmes of the plan in order to build a prosperous, peaceful, safe and united South Africa. Let’s work together as a nation to implement this plan to undo the inheritances of apartheid and address the long standing triple challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality to achieve a radically socioeconomic transformation.

The National Development Plan is very clear that South Africa can realise these goals by drawing on the energies of its people, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society,” President Zuma said.

The NDP is divided into thirteen chapters that addresses the most pressing challenges facing South Africa and provides solutions to these challenges in the form of proposals and actions. The plan outlines sector specific goals and a vision for South Africa to be achieved by the year 2030.

The event will take place as follows:

Date: 12 September 2017
Time: 18h00
Venue: Westin Hotel, Cape Town

Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or 

Issued by: The Presidency