CANCELLED: Mcebisi Jonas' book 'After Dawn: Hope After State Capture' will be launched. Copies will be on sale.
Mr Mcebisi Jonas Biography
Mcebisi Jonas is one of four Presidential Investment Envoys, appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to attract USD100-billion to South Africa over the next five years. He also holds various non-executive board positions in listed and non-listed companies.
Jonas previously served as Deputy Minister of Finance and as a Member of Parliament from 2014 to 2017, during this time he helped to steer South Africa’s economy through one of the country’s most difficult post-democratic periods. He also served as Chairperson and Non-Executive Director of the Public Investment Corporation, the state-owned pension fund manager and one of Africa’s largest investment managers.
Before his appointment to national government, Mr Jonas played a key political leadership role in the Eastern Cape. Among other provincial ministerial positions, he served as a Finance MEC in the province. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), a state-owned entity, which successfully amalgamated various smaller development institutions.
Mr Jonas’ activism has defined his political career. During the anti-apartheid struggle he was part of the African National Congress’ (ANC) military wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), and spent his exile years in Uganda. He also led a number of key political activities within South Africa, including the establishment of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the Eastern Cape. Upon his return from exile in the 1990’s, Mr Jonas was central in establishing the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) structures in the Eastern Cape.