Tshediso Matona | National Planning Commission

Tshediso Matona | National Planning Commission


Tshediso Matona

Tshediso Matona

Planning department does not seem to have teeth, Makhosi Khosa says


Public service and administration portfolio committee chairperson Makhosi Khoza had some tough words for the department and its acting director general‚ Tshediso Matona. "There’s something that is frightening, actually. In terms of the NDP‚ by 2030 we should have created 11-million jobs" Khoza said. "There’s not a single mention of the biggest disruptor in this document, and that is the digital revolution that is before us. It’s disrupting everything." Khoza added: "And what bothers me is that this is the department that is supposed to be at the centre that is supposed to be leading the implementation of the NDP. We are seven years down the line. Where are we? We are still talking about planning‚ good Lord, but 2030 is in 12 years’ time from now." She said the presentation and some of its omissions did not make sense.
"Are we getting the value for money from this department? Is it cut out to do what it is supposed to do? Does it have teeth? Maybe we are talking to people who don’t have teeth. Tell us why are you so powerless. I’m going to be frank and honest with you [director-general Tshediso Matona]‚ I honestly don’t believe … the assumptions that you made when you were drawing up this document‚ I don’t think they’re correct. I also don’t think you’re up to speed with reality that we’re facing‚" said Khoza.

Our experience trying to interact with Mr Tshediso Matona


Contacted on the 10th June 2016 - Meeting at Union Buildings 21 September 2016 - Presented to Mr Tshediso Matona on the 21 September 2016 -
 
We initially contacted Mr Tshediso Matona on the 10th June 2016 (11 months ago) then met at Union Buildings 21 September 2016 we presented the moladi solution to create employment for the unemployed. Jobs for the unemployed - Food for the hungry Shelter for the homeless - The ability to CREATE - Income - Jobs - Profit - SMME's through manufacturing. Mr Matona undertook to introduce us to the commissioners to take the matter forward. Eight months later and Mr Matona have still not done what was promised nor has he responded to numerous email sent during this period nor has he communicated via email or telephonically on the progress till today. Mr Matona undertook to introduce us to the commissioners to take the matter forward. Eight months later and Mr Matona have still not done what was promised nor has he responded to numerous email sent during this period nor has he communicated via email or telephonically on the progress till today.
 
Mr Tshediso Matona has done absolutely nothing to assist us as moladi to create jobs in South Africa as he has been tasked to do as Head of Secretariat - National Planning Commission: - No feedback - No interaction
 
We also ask the question - "Are we getting the value for money from this department? Is it cut out to do what it is supposed to do? Does it have teeth? Maybe we are talking to people who don’t have teeth."

Tshediso Matona | National Planning Commission 


The National Planning Commission was established in May 2010 to develop a long term vision and strategic plan for South Africa.

 
The main objective of the Commission is to rally the nation around a common set of objectives and priorities to drive development over the longer term. The Commission advises government on cross- cutting issues that influence the long term development of South Africa.

The NPC comprises of 24 part-time external commissioners, a chair person and a deputy chairperson appointed by the President on the basis of their specialist skills and expertise. The commissioners were drawn from nominations made by the public throughout South Africa and are largely from outside government. The mandate of the Commission is to take a broad, independent and critical view of South Africa, by consulting with and drawing on the skills and expertise of multiple stakeholders, to build consensus and find concrete solutions to key challenges faced within the country. Read More
 
South African Cabinet appointed Mr Tshediso Matona to the National Planning Commission as Head of Secretariat - Link
 
NPC Commissioners
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, Mr Jeff Radebe who will feed the work of the commission into Cabinet and government.
 
Extracted from the National Planning Commission website - Link

Jeff Radebe
Minister in the Presidency Mr Jeff Radebe 

Jeff Radebe warns low growth bad news for jobs


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