Prof Tania Ajam of the School of Public Leadership (SPL) has been appointed to serve on the President's Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) which will assist Government in crafting an economic agenda for inclusive growth, job creation and transformation by improving the design and implementation of macroeconomic and microeconomic policies.
The PEAC will be chaired by President Ramaphosa and comprises 18 prominent local and international economists, development practitioners and technical experts drawn from academia, the private sector, labour, think tanks and civil society, who serve a 3-year term.
The PEAC will be expected to engage and provide expert advice on:
- The pillars of the new macro-economic strategy that should frame economic and industrial policy decisions that government should pursue in the medium to long term, consistent with the electoral mandate of the current administration.
- Creative ways of building trust between government and social partners in a manner that responds to South Africa's triple challenges of poverty, unemployment an inequality.
- Global developments that impact on South Africa's growth prospects, and critical steps required to achieve policy coherence and to build confidence across society, social partners and investors.