PRETORIA, President Jacob Zuma has appointed Professor Daniel Plaatjies as chairperson and Dr Sibongile Muthwa as deputy chairperson of South Africa’s Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), whose role is to make recommendations on the equitable distribution of the nation’s revenues to the national, provincial and local governments.
The Presidency said in a statement here Monday that Prof Plaatjies had served in various senior positions in the national and provincial governments and is currently a part-time commissioner of the FFC since September 2013.
The professor has also served as a Deputy Director-General of Strategy and Business Development at the South African Social Security Agency and is a former director for Public Finances at the National Treasury.
Professor Plaatjies is also a former Head and Director of the University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Free State School of Business Administration.
Dr Muthwa is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Support at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She served as Director-General of the Eastern Cape provincial government and in various positions at local institutions of higher learning.
She has been a part-time Commissioner of the FFC since July 2014.
Their institutional memory and expertise as well as their experience as serving members of the FFC will add enormous value to the Commission, said the statement.
The chairperson serves full time while the deputy chairperson position is part-time.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK