SOUTH AFRICA: President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address this year will be the first to be delivered in the context of the National Development Plan (NDP), the presidency said today.
The presidency said in a statement in the state of the nation address for 2013, the president will provide an update on all key programmatic areas, especially the five priorities, education, health, creating decent work, the fight against crime; as well as rural development and land reform.
He will also outline progress made in the implementation of the New Growth Path, the economic strategy within the NDP.
The New Growth Path promoted inclusive growth and job creation in six job drivers, including infrastructure development, agriculture, mining and beneficiation, manufacturing, the green economy and tourism.
Zuma will deliver the state of the nation address on Thursday to a joint sitting of Parliament.