SA HAS a surfeit of plans and a deficit of putting the plans into action. The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) will on Thursday add to the number of plans.And this is a really good one. The project has been dubbed "The Growth Agenda" and Business Day is delighted to be an arms-length partner in the process, along with other publications, in publicising and debating its ideas.Over the next few months, we will be presenting the arguments put forward in the plan and responses to them.The agenda is distinguishable from the National Development Plan (NDP) for many reasons, but the most obvious is brevity.The CDE’s ideas have been honed down to just five key subsets. As the agenda itself points out, the NDP is a valuable resource for the country, but at nearly 500 pages in 15 chapters, each with its own priorities and recommendations, the NDP is more of a catalogue than a coherent plan.The aims of the NDP were also different; the plan tried to present a comprehensive, granular ...

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