Posts tagged as NDP

National development plan to be reviewed

The National Planning Commission (NPC) said it will review aspects of the National Development Plan (NDP) in order to address the country’s current difficulties in the economy, weaknesses in the state and social ills and challenges affecting communities. President Cyril Ramaphosa held discussions with the NPC, whose term expires in September 2019. The commission’s focus […]

South Africa has a new National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper, but …

  South Africa has a new National Integrated ICT Policy – but after four years of drafting it has taken the cabinet six months to approve it which seems to indicate that not everyone in the cabinet is comfortable with the policy. The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele said at a […]

Conference addresses energy efficiency and demand side management

  The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) held its 13th annual Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE) conference at the Vineyard Conference Centre in Cape Town recently. The conference addressed issues related to ensuring a sustainable energy future with presentations and plenary meetings which discussed matters pertaining to energy efficiency and demand side […]

A call for action for energy

  The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) is hosting an open dialogue on the effective implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) on 6 November 2014 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Gauteng. The all-day event, dubbed the SANEA Action for Energy 2014, seeks to identify the areas where industry and government can work together […]

DST to focus on initiatives that support the National Development Plan

  Shortly after her appointment as Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor  called a media briefing to  outline  her plans on how her department will focus on initiatives that support the National Development Plan. Top priorities are skills development, knowledge-generation and -exploitation (R&D/innovation). The minister said that following her appointment she met with the […]

Seven industry groups sign declaration of intent to grow the industry

  Seven  industry groups have acknowledged the strategic contribution of the manufacturing sector to the South African economy, and challenges faced by the sector by signing a declaration of intent to work towards growing the South African manufacturing sector in conjunction with African and other emerging market counterparts. During the two-day Manufacturing Indaba  hosted by […]