Civil society participation in income generating activities in South Africa

SOURCE: Enhancing civil society participation in the South African development agenda: the role of civil society organisations
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Chitiga-Mabugu, C.Nhemachena, S.Karuaihe, S.Motala, N.Tsoanamatsie, L.J.Mashile, T.Ngwenya, B.Magongo
SOURCE EDITOR(S): B.Magongo
KEYWORDS: CIVIL SOCIETY, GOVERNANCE, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9364

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Abstract

As part of efforts to address the significant challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality, the South African government developed and adopted the National Development Plan (NDP) in 2012, as a blueprint to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. The NDP seeks to build capacities of people, grow an inclusive economy, enhance the capacity of state and promote leadership and partnership throughout society. The NDP and many other government policies such as the New Growth Path (NGP), offer great opportunities for income generation activities for the poor rural and urban communities. There is great scope to conceptualise the National Development Agency income generating activities programme or enterprise development within these government policies.