South Africa's National Development Plan is a detailed blueprint for how the country can eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by the year 2030. It aims to do this by uniting South Africans, unleashing the energies of its citizens, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, and enhancing the capability of the state and leaders working together to solve complex problems.
In 2030, South Africa's economy is inclusive and dynamic. The fruits of growth are shared fairly. The economy has close to full employment, equips people with the skills they need, ensures the ownership of production is more diverse and able to grow rapidly, and provides resources to pay for investment in human and physical capital.
The SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation works with teenagers and their parents to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the youth. It teaches them how to start up and run their own businesses, to beat unemployment.
The Spur Foundation and Relate Bracelets aim to sell 67 000 bracelets. The funds will be used to set up a franchising model that will enable single mothers to earn a living and to pay for quality education for their children.
Migration and the Ebola crisis in Africa are some of the concerns brought up for discussion at this year's African Union Summit. More than 50 heads of states gathered in South Africa to find resolutions to these issues.