Joel Netshitenzhe is the Executive Director and Board Vice-Chairperson of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), a research institute dealing with strategic issues facing South Africa. He has a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Financial Economics and a post-graduate diploma in Economic Principles from the University of London, and a diploma in Political Science from the Institute of Social Sciences in Moscow.
Netshitenzhe is a member of the National Planning Commission and the ANC National Executive Committee. He is also a Member of the Boards of Nedbank Group, Life Healthcare Group and CEEF. Africa (a section 21 company dealing with tertiary education opportunities); and a Champion Within Programme Pioneer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Life College Association.
Before joining the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) as CEO in 1998, Mr Netshitenzhe was Head of Communication in President Nelson Mandela’s office. In addition to being GCIS CEO, he was appointed Head of the Policy Co-ordination and Advisory Services (PCAS) in The Presidency, in 2001. He headed the PCAS on a full-time basis from 2006 until his retirement in 2009.
Before 1994, he served in various capacities within the ANC: Radio Freedom, Mayibuye editor, member of the ANC Politico-Military Council and Deputy Head of the Department of Information and Publicity, and as part of the ANC negotiating team.
Title of the lecture: "Can South Africans forge a social compact for higher growth and development?"
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