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Research and Recommendations Programme

Dr Mkhululi Ncube

Program Manager:  Local Government Unit

Mkhululi Ncube holds a PhD in Economics from Gothenburg University, Sweden. His work at the Financial and Fiscal Commission focuses mainly on climate change and fiscal policies, local government budget analysis and gender budgeting. Mkhululi’s research interests are in the areas of local economic development and sustainable resource use in urban spaces.

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Sasha Peters

Program Manager: National Budget Analysis Unit

Sasha Peters holds an MPhil in Public Policy from the University of Cape Town. Her work at the Financial and Fiscal Commission mainly focuses on municipal debt, service delivery arrangements and local government capacity in South Africa. Sasha’s research interests are in understanding the institutional dimension of government policies and factors hampering municipal performance.

+27 (0)21 487 3780

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Eddie Rakabe

Program Manager:  Fiscal Policy Unit

Eddie Rakabe holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Development from the University of Johannesburg. His work at the Financial and Fiscal Commission focuses mainly on effective institutions, public expenditure management and optimisation, education and health policy reforms and public subsidy assessments. Eddie’s research interests are in the areas of low income markets, second economy activities and making markets work for the poor.

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Nomonde Madubula

Senior Researcher:  Fiscal Policy Unit

Nomonde Madubula holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her work at the Financial and Fiscal Commission focuses on social sector (education and health) and environmental regulation and policy. Nomonde’s research interests are in the areas of disaster risk management and environment, public finance and the socio- economic issues.

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Sabelo Mtantato

Senior Researcher:  Fiscal Policy Unit

Sabelo Mtantato holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of KwaZulu-Natal. His work at the Financial and Fiscal Commission focuses mainly on intergovernmental fiscal relations issues and research work on public finance. Sabelo’s research interests are in the areas relating to public transport, roads and human settlements sectors.

+27 (0)11 207 2300

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Thando Ngozo

Senior Researcher:  Macroeconomics and Public Finance Unit

Thando Ngozo holds a Masters degree in International Economics and Public Policy from the Cardiff University in the United Kingdom and an MBA from Milpark Business School. His work at the Financial and Fiscal Commission focuses mainly on macroeconomic analysis, provincial government budget analysis, taxation issues and fiscal decentralisation. Thando’s research interests are in the areas of development finance, taxation policy, domestic resource mobilisation and economic development.

+27 (0)11 207 2300

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Poppie Ntaka

Researcher:  National Budget Analysis Unit

Poppie Ntaka holds an Mcomm in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Gottingen, Germany. Her work at the Financial and Fiscal Commission mainly focuses on national budget analysis and issues that relate to economic development. Poppie has also done research on the role of state institutions and public employment programmes in rural development. Her research interests are in the areas of social policy and the economics of education.

+27 (0)21 487 3780

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Nomfundo Vacu

Researcher:  Local Government Unit

Nomfundo Vacu holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Fort Hare. Her work at the Financial and Fiscal Commission focuses on financial and non-financial performance of municipalities, local economic development, understanding the dynamics of the South African local government sector. Nomfundo’s research interests are in the areas of public finance, macroeconomics, financial markets and international economics.

+27 (0)11 207 2300

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