How the PGDP is aligned with the NDP

Within the context of the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the Provincial Growth and Development Plan (PGDP) has been updated every year since its adoption in 2012 to ensure full alignment with the National Development Plan (NDP).

The PGDP is therefore in essence a provincialisation of the NDP. 

The key objectives of the NDP are to set up a vision for the country which will eliminate poverty and reduce inequality through:

•          Uniting South Africans of all races and classes around a common programme to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality;

•          Encouraging citizens to be active in their own development, in strengthening democracy and in holding their government accountable;

•          Raising economic growth, promoting exports and making the economy more labour-absorbing;

•          Focusing on key capabilities of people and the country with a focus on skills, infrastructure, social security, strong institutions and partnerships both within the country and with key international partners;

•          Building a capable and developmental state; and

•          Strong leadership throughout society that works together to solve our problems.

The NDP pursues these objectives through a set of 14 outcomes, clearly identifying the key focus areas of government and sets targets to be achieved by 2030. These 14 outcomes are:

•          Improved quality basic education;

•          A long and healthy life for all South Africans;

•          All people in South Africa are and feel safe;

•          Decent employment through inclusive economic growth;

•          A skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path;

•          An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network;

•          Vibrant, equitable, sustainable rural communities contributing towards food security for all;

•          Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life;

•          Responsive, accountable, effective and efficient developmental local government systems; 

•          Protect and enhance our environmental assets and natural resources;

•          Create a better South Africa, contribute to a better and safer Africa in a better world;

•          An efficient, effective and development-oriented public service;

•          An inclusive and responsive social protection system; and

•          Transforming society and uniting the country.

The 14 outcomes of the NDP are repackaged into the following seven strategic goals in the PGDP:

•          Job creation;

•          Human resource development;

•          Human and community development;

•          Strategic infrastructure;

•          Environmental sustainability;

•          Governance and policy; and

•          Spatial equity

Advertorial
Guest Author
Advertisting

Mabuza’s ‘distant relative’ scored big

Eskom’s woes are often because of boiler problems at its power plants. R50-billion has been set aside to fix them, but some of the contracts are going to questionable entities

ANC faction gunning for Gordhan

The ambush will take place at an NEC meeting about Eskom. But the real target is Cyril Ramaphosa

What the law could clarify this year

Lawfare: Major developments are on the cards where law and politics meet, including the first amendment to South Africa’s Bill of Rights

The secret ‘Warmonger’ at the SSA

A listening device acquired by the agency is at the centre of an alleged R600-million fraud operation
Advertising

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.