Rudy Dicks: Ramaphosa’s action man
The FM’s Claire Bisseker in conversation with Rudi Dicks, the man driving President Cyril Ramaphosa’s youth unemployment plan
President Cyril Ramaphosa is marshalling a big push to tackle youth unemployment. The initiative will be driven by a new project management office (PMO) in the presidency, reporting directly to Ramaphosa. Its head, former trade unionist Rudi Dicks, of the department of performance monitoring & evaluation, speaks to the FM.
How does the creation of the PMO represent a different, more accountable and effective way of doing things in government?