South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Chairs Presidential Economic Advisory Council Meeting, 9 Oct

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Wednesday 09 October 2019, chair the first meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council at Tuynhuys in Cape Town.

The President appointed the 18-member council with effect from 1 October 2019 for a three-year term.

Comprising local and international economic thought leaders, the non-statutory and independent body chaired by the President brings together prominent economists and technical experts drawn from academia, the private sector, labour, community, think tanks and other constituencies, to advise the President and government more broadly in facilitating the development and implementation of economic policies that spur inclusive growth.

The Council constitutes expertise in international economics, macroeconomics (including fiscal policy and monetary economics), labour economics, economics of education and the economics of poverty and inequality and urban development. Other areas of insights entail microeconomics with a focus on network industries, regulation and competition, trade, energy and climate change.

It will serve as a forum for in-depth and structured discussions on emerging global and domestic developments, economic and development policies, and to facilitate socialisation and diligent execution thereof.

Issued by: The Presidency

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