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Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma assumed her duties as the Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation today, 2 March 2018. The Minister was welcomed by the senior management of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) led by the Director General, Mpumi Mpofu and Secretary of Planning, Tshediso Matona. She proceeded to meet with the Statistician General, Risenga Maluleke and senior managers from Statistics South Africa.

“The DPME plays a critical role in ensuring that the National Development Plan ( NDP)  vision which seeks to create a better and more prosperous South Africa priorities  is put into practice through coordinated and focused Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation”, said Minister Dlamini- Zuma. 

Minister Dlamini-Zuma is a trailblazer and a seasoned leader who has served as a Minister under Presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma. Her previous Ministerial appointments include the Ministries of Health, Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs. 

Minister Dlamini-Zuma brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the DPME. In 2012, she became the first woman to be appointed as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. She returns to South Africa after the completion of her successful tenure in charge of this highly esteemed multilateral body.

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Issued by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME)

2 March  2018

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