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 in the News

Equip the youth to turn side hustles into full-time work

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Resilience alone in the face of crisis is not what will get us through. It needs to be coupled with intentional investment and support to address the reality of our country’s youth unemployment crisis.


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Conext 2022 in conversation with sector leader, Kasthuri Soni

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Resilience and the clues it gives us for sustained, inclusive economic recovery

The latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results suggest that the number of employed young people has increased for two consecutive quarters. While these numbers are the highest they have been in the past two years, this slight bounce-back is cause for very cautious optimism. Employment remains considerably lower than pre-lockdown.


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