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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.








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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. 

Dr Dlamini Zuma served as a Research Technician to Professor Adams, Medical School, University of Natal, Durban in 1972; she also served as Vice-President of the South African Student's Organisation (SASO) in 1976 and worked as House Officer, Surgery at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, England between 1978 and 1979; and House Officer with Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital in Berkshire, England between 1979 and 1980.​. 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



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).  

The NPC is chaired by the Minister for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Jeff Radebe. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was the Deputy Chairperson of the NPC before his election and appointment as the Deputy President of the Republic.

The term of office of the current NPC will come to the end in May this year. Minister Radebe will soon call for nominations for the new NPC, whose members are appointed by the President.

In 2009, the NPC, then chaired by the former Minister, Mr Trevor Manuel, was asked by the President to take a broad, cross-cutting, independent and critical view of South Africa, to help define the development status we seek to achieve as a nation in 20 years’ time and to map out a path to achieve those objectives.​

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Minister Jeff Radebe, Chairperson of the NPC

Mr Radebe holds a B.Juris degree from the University of Zululand obtained in 1976; LLM in International Law from Leipzig University obtained in 1981 and studied at the Lenin International School, Moscow in 1985..  Read More

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