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The National Development Plan (NDP) is a long  term South African development plan, developed by the National Planning Commission in collaboration and consultation with South Africans from all walks of life. To realise such society we need transform the domestic economy and focus efforts to build the capabilities of both the country and the people. To eliminate poverty
and reduce inequality, there should be accelerated growth in the economy, growth that benefits all South Africans.


The National Planning Commission was established in May 2010 to develop a long term vision and strategic plan for South Africa.
The main objective of the Commission is to rally the nation around a common set of objectives and priorities to drive development over the longer term. The Commission advises government on cross- cutting issues that influence the long term development of South Africa.
The NPC comprises of 24 part-time external commissioners, a chair person and a deputy chairperson appointed by the President on the basis of their specialist skills and expertise. The commissioners were drawn from nominations made by the public throughout South Africa and are largely from outside government. The mandate of the Commission is to take a broad, independent and critical view of South Africa, by consulting with and drawing on the skills and expertise of multiple stakeholders, to build consensus and find concrete solutions to key challenges faced within the country. Read More

 Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of NPC

​​​minister NkosazanaDr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini Zuma was appointed as the Minister in The Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation on 27 February 2018.

Dr Dlamini Zuma holds a a BSc degree in Zoology and Botany from University of Zululand 1971; MB ChB from University of Bristol 1978 and a Diploma in Tropical Child Health from School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool 1986. She Matriculated at Amanzimtoti Training College in 1967. Read More



South Africa has come a long way since the advent of democracy. Significant progress has been made since 1994, notably through the introduction of a democratic system, and constitutional and legal provisions, that promise people equal rights protection against discrimination, and extended access to basic services. Read More








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In 2009, President Jacob Zuma introduced the functions of planning, monitoring and evaluation in the government, and in particular established the National Planning Commission, (NPC). Read More