President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the reinstatement of an advisory unit, known as Policy and Research Services, in the Office of the Presidency. Fellow Busani Ngcaweni, a long-standing veteran of the Office of the Presidency, is to take up the critical lead role.
The unit is tasked with giving the President clear oversight of the way economic and investment policies are implemented. Its mandate also extends to policy analysis and coordination across the government, as well as the coordination of presidential advisory councils, and research support to advisors.
Amongst others, the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan is on the unit’s desk, along with a new growth plan and industrial policy.
Busani and the unit will start recruiting staff in June.