Council admits Vision 2016 targets out of reach

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The Vision 2016 Council has acknowledged that some of its targets will not be achieved by the 2016 deadline. The council pointed out that they view certain targets as unrealistic as they cannot be met with only two years remaining until 2016.

Yesterday, council publicity manager, Charity Kgotlafela told a seminar that various studies had shown that targets such as no new HIV/AIDS infections, poverty eradication and zero unemployment were impossible to meet by 2016.

“When one looks at the unemployment rate, it is clear that the Vision 2016 target of having zero percent unemployment in two years time is not achievable. It’s very unrealistic and it cannot be achieved,” she said.

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