NPC urged to explain its resource-distribution plan - 14 Nov 2011 - Sabc News

Human rights organisation Black Sash says the National Planning Commission's Development Plan should explain better how it plans to distribute state resources to the poor. 

President Jacob Zuma tasked the Commission to develop a blueprint for the country's development over the next 20 years. 
Vision 2030, as it is also referred to in a 444 page document, aims to reduce unemployment to 14% by growing the economy at around 5% per year. 
Black Sash Advocacy Programme Manager Phelisa Nkomo says:  "I think at the heart of it, is the role of the fiscal policy in ensuring that the re-distribution of public resources has to play the critical role that in fact thay make sure that they make a serious dent in realtion to dealing with inequality."

Teacher union Sadtu has meanwhile rejected allegations by the NPC that there is political and union interference in appointments of  teachers and district officials.  Sadtu General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke  says the union has always  ensured that proper processes are followed in the appointment of educators.

"This is based on general or on some observation of one incident in one area and they generalise the whole situation. The Union's role has always been and will always be that we are observing the process in ensuring that the collective agreements that we have signed with the government or the employer, are adhered to," he says.

He adds that the union makes sure that every appointment adheres to the consitution and employees are appointed according to their qualification.