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The UN Sustainable Development Goals

On 25 September 2015, the Millennium Development Goals were replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For these goals to be reached, everyone needs to contribute: governments, the private sector, civil society, all of our people and our customers. We support the SDGs and in 2018, we, along with our materiality assessment, will identify the key goals where Liberty can make the greatest impact.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals

 

The National Development Plan (NDP)

Liberty is committed to supporting the government in its quest to implement the NDP as a means to address South Africa’s socio-economic challenges. Liberty has made it a priority to explore opportunities for collaboration between government and Liberty.

The NDP’s objectives include:   

  • Raising employment through faster economic growth
  • Improving the quality of healthcare, education, skills development and innovation
  • Building the capability of the state to play a developmental, transformative role while building social solidarity, and a more equal and inclusive economy
  • Infrastructure development

Liberty has positioned itself to align with these goals. Liberty supports government in its drive to implement the NDP as a vehicle to unlock the national economy to address the country’s challenges, eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.

Liberty has identified the following key focus areas in support of the NDP:

  • Education

Liberty commits to continuing to improve the quality of teaching in the classroom through upliftment of the skills level of teachers as well as governance across various school and learning structures. Liberty further commits to the provision of learner support materials, as government moves to put in place all the elements of the education accountability chain, to ensure that learners have available to them all tools to achieve their academic goals.

  • Job creation

Liberty fully supports government’s youth employment tax incentive. This incentive is a way for government and business to work together to grant young people the entry into the labour market and access to valuable career opportunities. Liberty, as a premier provider of long-term savings, including retirement savings has the ability to play a key role in developing a savings culture and deploying those savings into projects which are effective at building infrastructure and public services in South Africa.

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