What do you think of our countries vision as described in the National Development Plan? In the actual document there are more detailed descriptions of what these statements mean, but this gives you an idea.
NDP Vision Statement
We, the people of South Africa, have journeyed
far since the long lines of our first democratic
election on 27 April 1994, when
we elected a government for us all.
Now in 2030 we live in a country
which we have remade.
Therefore, in 2030, we experience daily how:
We participate fully in efforts to liberate
ourselves from conditions that hinder the
flowering of our talents.
We all see to it and assist so that all life’s
enablers are available in a humane way.
We all have actively set out to change our
lives in ways which also benefit the broader.
We all assist the institutions we have creatively
redesigned to meet our varied needs; we reach
out across communities to strengthen our
resolve to live with honesty, to be set against
corruption and dehumanising actions.
We know that those to whom we have given
the privilege to govern our land, do so on our
behalf and for the benefit of all the people.
We say to one another: I cannot be without
you, without you this South African community
is an incomplete community, without one
single person, without one single group, without
the region or the continent, we are not the
best that we can be.
We acknowledge that each and every one of
us is intimately and inextricably of this earth
with its beauty and life-giving sources;
that our lives on earth are both enriched
and complicated by what we
have contributed to its condition.
South Africa belongs to all its peoples.
Now, in 2030, our story keeps growing as if
spring is always with us.
Once, we uttered the dream of a rainbow.
Now we see it, living it. It does not curve over
It is refracted in each one of us at home, in
the community, in the city, and across the
land, in an abundance of colour.
When we see it in the faces of our children,
we know: there will always be, for us, a worthy
Before you close the document, just imagine for a moment what our country would be like if we could strive towards this vision? There wouldn’t be xenophobic attacks; there would be authentic politicians; there would be successful delivery structures; less or limited corruption; respect for one another’s dignity; there would be unity, and where there is unity the “impossible” can happen! We know this because we tasted it not so long ago – with political and sporting achievements.
As always it takes really talented, authentic and powerful leadership to achieve any vision. We need to lift our leadership game to match this vision in our homes, schools, businesses, government, sports arena and civic society! Every one of us must adopt this saying:
“Leadership is my First Profession!”
Let us say this in our businesses, our schools, our homes, our churches, our universities, everywhere! If every one of us believes firstly that we are a leader and then strive to be a better one by leading beyond our direct responsibilities, we will move closer towards our national vision!
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