Kurdish Studies

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISSN: 2051-4891
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The effect of Covid-19 in the implementation of the National Development Plan 2030 in the Vhembe District Municipality, South Africa

Emmanuel Maemu
Pandelani Harry Munzhedzi
Ntwanano Erasmus Mathebula
Keywords: Covid-19, implementation, National Development Plan 2030, National Development Plan..


Coronavirus disease of 2019 commonly known as COVID-19 has had major effect in the socio-economic development throughout the globe including in South Africa. COVID-19 has to a large extent had a negative effect on the on the implementation of government policies, programmes and projects. The National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 is a plan for South Africa to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030 through uniting South Africans, unleashing the energies of its citizens, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, enhancing the capability of the state and leaders working together to solve complex problems. The approach of the Plan revolves around citizens being active in development, a capable and developmental state able to intervene to correct the historical inequities, and strong leadership throughout society working together to solve the problems. The Plan addresses the need to enhance the capabilities of the people so that they can live the lives that they desire; and to develop the capabilities of the state so that it can grow faster, draw more people into work and raise living standards for all, particularly the poor. For this reason, this article seeks to evaluate the effect of COVID-19 on the implementation of the NDP 2030. This empirical article undertakes the evaluation through extensive review of existing literature and reports from relevant public institutions about COVID-19 and its effect on the NDP 2030. The main conclusion is that COVID-19 continues to have a negative effect in the implementation of public policies, programmes and projects including NDP 2030. The article recommends the implementation of the sustainable approach in the execution of the provisions of the NDP 2030. People must be at the centre of all policy making and implementation including the NDP 2030.

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