Mcebisi Jonas

Non-executive Board Member

Mcebisi Jonas is the Board Chairperson of MTN Group. He is also one of four Presidential Investment Envoys who support investment growth in South Africa. From 2014 to 2017, he served as Deputy Minister of Finance and a Member of Parliament. Before his appointment to national government, Mcebisi held multiple leadership roles in the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, including as MEC of Finance. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Investment and Marketing in the Eastern Cape. During the anti-apartheid years, he played a key role in the establishment of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the Eastern Cape and upon his return from exile, Mcebisi was central to establishing the African National Congress (ANC) structures in the Eastern Cape. More recently, he played a role in civic activism against state capture and corruption.

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Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator enters its second decade with planned CEO transition

14 Sep 2021

Harambee has announced the appointment of Group Finance Director Kasthuri Soni as its next Chief Executive Officer. Soni will assume the role in January 2022 from current CEO Maryana Iskander, who is entering her tenth year at Harambee.


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South Africa needs a national, co-ordinated plan of action to create jobs for youth

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South Africa needs a national, co-ordinated plan of action to create jobs for youth

08 Sep 2021

To turn SA’s youth unemployment crisis around, we need to believe in young people’s potential, but also come up with a concrete, inclusive action plan.


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Employment intervention: How to keep young women from being left further behind

26 Aug 2021

To build resilience in young women’s employment, we must help them get resilient jobs. This means focusing employment interventions on growth sectors that already employ large numbers of women and dismantling the barriers that lock women out of other well-paid, secure sectors of the economy.


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