Congratulations Trudi Makhaya

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has congratulated economist Trudi Makhaya for her appointment as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s economic adviser. 

“I would like to wish Makhaya well in her new position and to convey our appreciation for the valuable contribution that she has made in her capacity as the member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Panel. Given her vast experience and such a remarkable track record, we are confident that the South African economy is in good hands,” Premier Makhura said in a statement on Wednesday.

Makhaya is the CEO of Makhaya Advisory, and a former deputy commissioner at the Competition Commission of SA.

Prior to her appointment, Makhaya was a member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Panel which oversees all economic and infrastructure plans in the province.

The panel advised the premier and the Gauteng provincial government on implementing strategies to realise objectives of increasing employment, empowerment, exports and inclusive growth in line with the vision set out in the National Development Plan and the provincial economic plan. 

Makhaya holds an MBA and an MSc in Development Economics from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes scholar. From the University of Witwatersrand, she holds a MCom in Economics, an Honour’s Degree in Economics and a BCom in Law and Economics.

As the President’s advisor, some of Makhaya’s duties will include coordinating the work of the recently appointed investment envoys, as they crisscross the globe trying to attract at least new foreign direct investment to the economy over the next five years. –

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