Moving from a current reality of poverty and inequality to a nation with a future secured by prosperity and equity, the NDP presents a compelling blueprint for action.

As South Africans – and anyone with an interest in South Africa – it's our future and it's up to all of us to make it work. This is very much about Government, business, labour and civil society working together.

As an association of emerging national economies, the BRICS are uniquely globally positioned by their large, fast-growing economies. Through this, each has a significant influence and effect on regional and global affairs.

As such, it goes without saying how important it is to the success of the BRICS and Africa that South Africa continues to succeed. The NDP, as the agreed anchor mechanism to achieve South Africa's Vision 2030, is absolutely central to this.

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