President Jacob Zuma has appointed Prof Daniel Plaatjies as chairman and Dr Sibongile Muthwa as deputy chairwoman of the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC). "Their institutional memory and expertise as well as their experience as serving members of the FFC will add enormous value to the commission," the Presidency said in statement Tuesday. The commission is a statutory body established by the Constitution with the role of evaluating and making recommendations to Parliament, the provincial legislatures, local government and other organs of state on government’s fiscal policies and spending. The chairman serves full-time while the deputy chairman position is part-time. Plaatjies who has been a part-time commissioner of the commission since September 2013 has served in various senior positions in the national and provincial governments. He has also served as a deputy director-general of strategy and business development at the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and is a f...

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