Economic Governance and Human Resources development

Knowledge-based approach

Programme Purpose

The structural transformation of various economic sectors due to pervasive transformative technologies has been the major feature shaping economies of the world. These technologies influence production and consumption of goods and services, with the consequent change in the nature work and the skills demanded. The Eastern Cape economy, and its economically active population is not adequately prepared for this new reality of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Main economic sectors of the province remain in the low growth and productivity trap. The workforce remains largely unskilled, without the requisite capability to participate effectively in the new economy.

Programme 2 two responds to this reality by focusing on two of ECSECCs outcomes and selected associated intermediate outcomes:

  • Outcome 2: An inclusive economy that grows sustainably, creates decent jobs and is innovative.
    • Effective support interventions that contribute to the structural transformation of the economy facilitated.
  • Outcome 3: A healthy, educated and productive workforce and citizenry.
    • Improved education and skills supply and demand matching.

To achieve these outcomes the programme aims to provide knowledge-based strategic economic advice on provincial sector-based economic development strategy and highlight key human capabilities required to increase output and create jobs for an inclusive economy. Finally, ECSECC aims to provide platforms for dialogue and strategic engagements by Communities of Development Practice in providing multi-perspectives on socio-economic development and development practice.

The programme also aims to conceptualise and facilitate measures to improve quality in education and training. The programme provides strategic and technical support to the EC HRD Council and aims to enhance the Provincial Human Resource Development Council’s mandate to support the training of appropriately skilled people for the economy.

Personnel in the programme

Ms Viwe Fokwebe
Project Officer Stakeholder Engagement and Liaison
Mr Teboho Qholosha
Programme Manger
Ms Nomonde Hlatshaneni
Human Resources Development Project Manager
Ms Vuyokazi Magungxu
Project Officer Innovation and Post Schooling Research
Ms Funzani Mtembu
Development Economist
Ms Lusanda Bantwini
Sector Development Specialist
Ms Sibongile Ndubaza
Programme Secretary
Mr Sandiso Mzanywa
HRD Project Officer