Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
23 Jan 2021
4:47 am

‘SA is walking a tightrope’

Eric Naki

Economy not on a footing that will respond sufficiently to macro stimulus.

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A critical review of the National Development Plan (NDP) goals has painted a bleak picture of economic growth and the likely failure of the NDP to achieve its full employment target by 2030. The NDP was launched as a blueprint to achieve economic growth and to address high unemployment, poverty and inequality. Vision 2030 underpinned the plan. This was contained in a report of the National Planning Commission (NPC), which undertook a review of the economic progress towards the NDP’s Vision 2030. The NPC tabled its findings during a webinar meeting on Thursday. According to the report, in 2016 and...