The National Development Plan is no lodestar

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- dailymaverick.co.za | 2 weeks ago

For those who might have forgotten, the NDP was released back in 2012 to much fanfare and applause.

While we at the Institute of Race Relations had severe reservations, it was welcomed by business and many sensible, middle-of-the-road types who viewed it as an attempt at pragmatic and market-friendly development. Even the Democratic Alliance had some positive things to say about it.

(As one of its representatives remarked to me at the time: “Now THIS is a plan!”).

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