Vital that the government and private sector create jobs and invest in youth as their numbers rise.
President Jacob Zuma announced the plan in his 2015 State of the Nation Address, and forms part of implementing the National Development Plan.
Even with the hegemony of global capital, a keen understanding of the political economy can lead to South Africa’s development, writes Vusi Gumede.
The large crowd sang songs in praise of Zuma as he arrived to speak in Port Elizabeth about the Operation Phakisa economy project.
Blackout author James-Brent Styan says government's predictions for future electricity demand and economic growth have become horribly unrealistic.
With the economy facing further obstacles, can the plan provide the momentum it needs?
Accountability is a vague concept when it comes to SA's education system and panelists at a Wits debate had their differences on how to improve it.
Readers write in about Nkandla and the National Development Plan.
Bheki Cele might be confident that he reduced the violent crime rate during his term, but what does the NDP say about appointing a new commissioner?
Business, government and labour are teaming up to help schools, with the NDP as a road map.
The state’s teaching development grants to universities are being wholly rethought.
The DA has questioned why government has made such a "profound departure" from the land reform model proposed in its National Development Plan.
Analysts have had mixed reactions to President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, which many say did not note the country's economic pressures.
The minister says the ANC is preparing for a new economic transformation after the poll. But at least one project shows how it could all go very wrong
National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel has told MPs to value the Constitution in his farewell speech to Parliament.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's final Budget speech before elections in May is a masterplan to please the masses.
Financial issues may resonate more when voters see a change in their living or working conditions, writes Lynley Donnelly.
While ANC MPs stuck to the "good story" line, opposition parties in Parliament aimed to poke holes in last week's State of the Nation address.