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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) in Mortal Danger. 2013-09-10.

"Development Plan in Mortal Danger"


My comments:

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" from Hamlet by William Shakespeare : http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/something+is+rotten+in+the+state+of+denmark

If the ANC implements the NDP, the chances are they will win more votes. If they continue to create promises and not implement them, they will lose votes. Yet they say that they won't implement it until the voters give them a mandate to implement it! But the voters don't know about it because it hasn't been implemented!

The ANC is out of touch with reality. I don't agree with everything in the NDP, but the ANC needs to start implementing it asap. I commented on it in May 2012 and it was "adopted" in November 2012! Yet the ANC has done nothing to implement it. It as put together by a whole lot of "commissioners" supposed to be experts in their fields. And then with hundreds of "Active Citizens" like me commenting on it. You can read my comments here: http://issuu.com/davidlipschitz/docs/npc_plan_2030_david_lipschitz_comments_final

It is a 40 page response to the 440 page National Development Plan (NDP). I didn't get a response even though I took a week of my time to read the plan and write my response.

It has become typical of the ANC to create policy, like the very good, Energy White Papers of 1998 and 2003, and then do everything to prevent their adoption in the worse case, or else not even try to implement them.

Yet we voters allow this government to spend R7 billion on consultants every year. If only the consultants would actually be told to implement what they have written.

Can anyone help us solve this problem?

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