Developmental state perspectives and the National Development Plan lessons from South Korea

SOURCE: Economic development, the role of a developmental state: South Africa and South Korea
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): Y.F.April, E.Owusu-Sekyere
SOURCE EDITOR(S): Y.F.April, E.Owusu-Sekyere
KEYWORDS: DEVELOPMENTAL STATE, INEQUALITY, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, SOUTH KOREA
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10825

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Abstract

South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. The NDP has various objectives, such as reducing unemployment by six per cent by creating more than five million jobs through attacking issues such as education. Indeed, the South African Government has made significant progress in improving living standards since 1994 by providing housing, basic services, health care, and land reform. The lives of millions of South Africans have been greatly improved. But much remains to be done. South Africa still has a divided economy with high levels of inequality.