Country:South Africa
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy

Drafted by the National Planning Commission the National Development Plan sets out ambitious goals to transform South Africa. The National Development Plan communicates vision 2030 whereby poverty will have been eliminated and inequality reduced. All citizens will have the capabilities to grasp ever- broadening opportunities available to them and the life chances of millions of South Africans, especially the youth.The National Development Plan outlines nine national issues that the commission has identified as the country’s top priorities. The nine challenges are:

• Widespread unemployment

• Ailing infrastructure

• Low standards of education

• Exclusion of the poor from mainstream development

• A resource dependent economy

• A failing public health system with a large disease burden

• Inept public service provision

• Widespread corruption

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