NPC Commissioners

Overview

The Commission consists of respected thinkers in South Africa and is expected to bring about fresh ideas and insight into the long- term plan to advance growth and development in South Africa. The Commissioners collectively have expertise and practical experience in areas such as finance, business, politics, labour, economics, sociology, technology, science, demographics and development. The commissioners are critical advisors to government providing recommendations in the interest of the long- term development of the country. They are the voice of the future representing the long- term aspirations of South Africans.

For purposes of research, the commission established its own expert panels in their area of expertise from both inside and outside government. The expert panels provided advice on issues such as water security, food security, and economic development, social security, education, climate change, social cohesion, spatial issues, health and human resource development. Within the NPC secretariat a board of sector experts still exists today, beyond the development of the NDP. There is an expert positioned in the department for each sector identified in the NDP, who will take forward research initiatives of the NPC to advise government on future planning and implementation as related to the proposals of the NDP.

These experts form an extended branch of the commission and are responsible for ensuring the development of consistent and integrated policies and programmes aligned to the NDP across multiple layers of policy- making, planning and implementation.

Meet Our 2021-2026 Commissioners

Please get to know our commissioners and their work on NPC

This is Professor Tinyiko Maluleke, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Tinyiko Maluleke

Political Science, Education and Skills Development, Social Cohesion and Nation Building

This is Ms Susan Muriel BROUCKAERT (BANNISTER), the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Susan Muriel BROUCKAERT (BANNISTER)

Town and Regional Planning

This is Dr Ntuthuko Melusi BHENGU , the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Ntuthuko Melusi BHENGU

Health

This is Dr Welcome Siphamandla ZONDI, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Welcome Siphamandla ZONDI

Political Sciences and International Relations, International Integration and Sustainable Development


This is Dr Yacoob ABBA OMAR, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Yacoob ABBA OMAR

Futures Research and Scenario Planning

This is Professor Julian Douglas MAY, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Julian Douglas MAY

Agriculture and Food Security, Social Proctection

This is Dr Pulane Elise MOLOKWANE, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Pulane Elise MOLOKWANE

Nuclear Physicist, Water and Environmental Engineering

This is Dr Guy LAMB, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Guy LAMB

Political Science


This is Professor Mohammed Iqbal JAHED, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Mohammed Iqbal JAHED

Economist, Governance and Public Policy

This is Ms Phumzile CHIFUNYISE, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Phumzile CHIFUNYISE

Agribusiness, Youth & Women Entrepreneurship

This is Professor Mark SWILLING, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Mark SWILLING

Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change, Futures and African Politics, Political Studies and Economy

This is Dr Boitumelo Innocent RAMATSETSE, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Boitumelo Innocent RAMATSETSE

Engineering, Research and Innovation, Project Management


This is Dr Tshepo FEELA, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Tshepo FEELA

Economist, Science and Technical Infrastructure and Youth

This is Ms Tanya COHEN, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Tanya COHEN

Business and Policy

This is Mr Ravindra NAIDOO, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Mr Ravindra NAIDOO

Economist, Development Studies, Law

This is Professor Hangwelani Hope MAGIDIMISHA, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Hangwelani Hope MAGIDIMISHA

Town and Regional Planning and Infrastructure Development


This is Dr Sibusiso MKWANANZI, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Sibusiso MKWANANZI

Epidemiologist and Biostatistics

This is Ms Joanne YAWITCH, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Joanne YAWITCH

Climate Change and Sustainable Development

This is Ms Lebohang Liepollo PHEKO, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Lebohang Liepollo PHEKO

Political economics, International Relations, Global inequalities and Governance

This is Professor Phakama NTSHONGWANA, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Phakama NTSHONGWANA

SOCIAL POLICY ANALYST


This is Ms Nikiwe BIKITSHA, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Nikiwe BIKITSHA

Media and Communication Strategist and Public Relations

This is Ms Mary METCALFE, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Mary METCALFE

Education

This is Ms Makhiba MOLLO, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Makhiba MOLLO

Sustainability and Corporate Governance

This is Dr Tshilidzi MADZIVHANDILA, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Tshilidzi MADZIVHANDILA

Economist and Rural Developmental


This is Ms Pearl PILLAY, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Pearl PILLAY

Youth Development

This is Dr Morne MOSTERT, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Morne MOSTERT

Futures Research

This is Prof Mashupye Herbert MASERUMULE, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Prof Mashupye Herbert MASERUMULE

Public Policy and Governance