Austerity, the NDP’s grim reaper
/ 29 September 2023

Austerity, the NDP’s grim reaper

Ten years after its adoption, the government has failed to achieve the targets set out in the National Development Plan. Looming spending cuts will render the NDP even more futile

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

The Mail & Guardian is committed to providing all our readers with the best possible experience. Your subscription makes you an M&G community and allows us to continue to bring the news to you.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features, first

Already a subscriber?

No image available
/ 29 April 2008

DA wants answers on PPI overhaul

Statistics South Africa should appear before the finance portfolio committee to explain alleged unreliability in the Producer Price Index (PPI), said the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday. ”Reliable official data is essential to policy-making,” said DA finance spokesperson Kobus Marais.

No image available
/ 8 January 2008

DA calls for statistician general to be sacked

The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday called on Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel to sack the statistician general, Pali Lehohla. Revelations in morning newspapers that a crucial survey by Statistics South Africa contains serious errors has resulted in a serious crisis of confidence in this institution, according to the party.

No image available
/ 24 October 2007

Survey: Life improving for South Africans

Life is improving steadily — at least in the area of housing and basic service delivery — for the 48-million people living in South Africa, according to Statistics South Africa. The organisation on Wednesday released the first results of its 2007 Community Survey, based on responses from about 255 000 households.

No image available
/ 24 October 2007

Proud Cabinet sport green and gold

Virtually all Cabinet ministers and their deputies turned out for Wednesday’s fortnightly Cabinet meeting at Tuynhuys sporting Springbok rugby supporter’s jerseys, jackets or a cap. One minister, rather conspicuous in a traditional robe among the green and gold attire, was heard to remark: ”My underwear is green.”