Here is a look at some of what the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-2019 hopes to achieve:

  •  250 000 – Grade 12 learners qualifying for university entrance by 2019, up from 172 000 in 2013
  • 213 – clinics and community health centres constructed by 2019
  • 43 – hospitals constructed by 2019
  • 870 – health facilities refurbished in 11 National Health Insurance pilot districts by 2019
  • 5% – the GDP growth rate by 2019, up from 2.5% in 2012
  • 25% – the rate of GDP investment by 2019
  • 10% – the share in household income of the poorest 60% of households by 2019, rising from 5.6% in 2011/12
  • 14% – the official unemployment rate in 2020, down from 25% in the first quarter of 2013
  • 75% – the target of local procurement by 2019
  • 6 million – Expanded Public Works Programme work opportunities by 2019
  • 1 million – Community Work Programme work opportunities by 2019
  • 90% – learners placed in workplace-based training by 2019 to gain experience and complete their qualification
  • 1,07 million – students enrolled at universities by 2019, up from 950 000 in 2013
  • 1,238 million – learners enrolled in technical and vocational education and training colleges by 2019, up from about  670 455 in 2013
  • 24 000 – artisans produced every year by 2019, up from 18 110 in 2013
  • 57 000 – graduates in engineering science by 2019
  • 36 000 – graduates in natural and physical sciences by 2019
  • 19% – the electricity generation reserve margin by 2019, up from 1%
  • 5% – bulk-water resources commissioned by 2019, in comparison to 2014
  • 80% – broadband penetration by 2019, up from 33.7% in 2013
  • 330 Mt – tonnage moved on rail by 2019, up from 207 Mt in 2013
  • 35 – average crane moves per hour to improve the operational performance of sea ports and inland terminals by 2019
  • 40% – decrease in rural unemployment by 2019, down from the current 49%
  • 1,4 million – people living in new or improved housing conditions by 2019
  • 110 000 – new housing units delivered in the affordable gap market by 2019
  • 49 – municipalities assigned or accredited with the housing function by 2019
  • 563 000 – title deeds for new subsidy units to be transferred by 2019
  • 900 000 – title deeds in the integrated residential housing programme to be transferred by 2019
  • 750 000 – households benefiting from the expansion of informal settlement upgrading by 2019
  • 2 200 – informal settlements with basic services and infrastructure by 2019
  • 90% – percentage of households with access to a functional water service by 2019, up from 85% in 2013
  • 90% – percentage of households with access to a functional sanitation service by 2019, up from 84% in 2013, including elimination of bucket sanitation in the formal areas
  • 1,4 million – additional households to be connected to the grid by 2019
  • 105 000 – additional non-grid connections by 2019
  • 65% – level of public trust and confidence in local government by 2019, up from 51% in 2012, as measured by the IPSOS survey
  • 75% – municipalities receiving unqualified audits by 2019
  • 34% – reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions by 2019
  • 27% – percentage of the coastline with at least partial protection by 2019, up from 22.5% in 2013
  • 60% – mines complying with the National Water Act by 2019, up from 35% in 2013
  • 59 – South Africa’s bilateral economic cooperation agreements by 2019, up from 49