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. The Commission is chaired by the Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluations, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who will feed the work of the commission into Cabinet and government.

Meet Our 2015-2020 Commissioners

Please get to know our commissioners and thier work on NPC

This is Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Malegapuru William Makgaba

Higher Education and Health

This is Ms Christina Nomdo, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Christina Nomdo

Children’s Rights

This is Advocate Lekolota Abram Makua, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Advocate Lekolota Abram Makua

Labour law

This is Professor Kholeka Constance Moloi, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Kholeka Constance Moloi

Higher Education and Training


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

Dr Welcome Siphamandla Zondi

International Relations and Foreign Policy

This is Dr Miriam Altman, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Miriam Altman

Economist

This is Dr Edmund Thamsanqa Mazwai, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Edmund Thamsanqa Mazwai

Communication and Small Business Develpment

This is Dr Vuyokazi Felicity Mahlati, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Vuyokazi Felicity Mahlati

Development Planning


This is Ms Tessa Dooms, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Tessa Dooms

Youth Development

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

Dr Ntuthuko Melusi Bhengu

Public Health

This is Dr Pulane Elsie Molokwane, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Dr Pulane Elsie Molokwane

Science and Technology

This is Mr Themba Thomas Cyril Dlamini, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Mr Themba Thomas Cyril Dlamini

Development Economics


This is Mr Frank Kennan Dutton, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Mr Frank Kennan Dutton

Policing and Investigations

This is Ms Susan Muriel Brouckaert, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Susan Muriel Brouckaert

Local Government

This is Mr Dennis Jabulani Sithole, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Mr Dennis Jabulani Sithole

Arts, Culture and Heritage

This is Ms Tasneem Essop, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Tasneem Essop

Environmental Affairs


This is Professor Viviene Taylor, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Viviene Taylor

Social Development

This is Mr Johannes Petrus Landman, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Mr Johannes Petrus Landman

Scenario Planning

This is Ms Poppy Audrey Mocumi, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Poppy Audrey Mocumi

Disability Sector

This is Professor Mohammad Karaan, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Professor Mohammad Karaan

Agriculture and Food Security


This is Mr Jarrad Gregory Wright, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Mr Jarrad Gregory Wright

Energy

This is Mr Elias Masilela, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Mr Elias Masilela

Economic Policy and Analysis

This is Mr Thanyani Ramatsea, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Mr Thanyani Ramatsea

Infrastructure Development

This is Ms Khanyisile Thandiwe Kwenyama, the commissioner of National Planning Commission

Ms Khanyisile Thandiwe Kwenyama

Business