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.
And we must also ask how well the National Development Plan articulates higher education's role.
A number of private portfolio exits could spark several companies to list on the stock exchange, says the top underwriter of IPOs.
President Jacob Zuma has dug in his heels, telling guests at the ANC's gala dinner the National Development Plan would move ahead despite criticisms.
A first-time study by the National Planning Commission and UCT has shown poverty in SA is decreasing and that we're still a nation of labour migrants.
On the back of his National Development Plan, the minister in the presidency, Trevor Manuel, is driving change again with a new blueprint.
Though the NDP, which outlines a plan to address issues in SA, is not perfect, it provides a road map to where government would like us to be in 2030.
Cosatu is flabbergasted by the International Monetary Fund's latest report on South Africa, says spokesperson Patrick Craven.
South Africa's structural problems are holding back growth and job creation, warns the International Monetary Fund.
The ANC has launched its draft elections manifesto based on the National Development Plan, despite widespread criticism from its allies.
Numsa has warned it will not campaign for the ANC if the party includes the National Development Plan in its current form in its election manifesto.
Deputy president of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa has been heckled and booed during a lecture on the National Development Plan.
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For as long as the policy conflicts and ideological battles of the alliance are fought by means of the knife, uncertainty will continue.
Business and the financial services sector have a critical role to play in implementing the NDP, said ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ratings agency Moody's left South Africa's credit rating unchanged due to fiscal discipline, moves to reduce labour unrest and plans to boost growth
Work on the implementation of the national development plan needs to be fast-tracked ahead of the 2014 elections, according to Trevor Manuel.