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The Presidency’s Operation Vulindlela: Progress and Challenges

22/09/22 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Operation Vulindlela was initiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidency team together with National Treasury in late 2020. It was announced as a flagship initiative with the aim of advancing key structural reforms necessary to boost economic growth that were identified in consultation with social partners. The focus of Operation Vulindlela has been on these five main areas:
• Electricity
• Communications
• Water
• Freight transport
• Visas for tourists and skilled workers

The Presidency has reported progress on matters such as the auctioning of additional mobile telecommunications spectrum on matters such as removal of barriers for additional renewable energy investment.

To assist those in the manufacturing community gain insights into Operation Vulindlela, its progress and its prospects, the Toyota Wessels Institute of Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) will be hosting we be hosting a breakfast seminar on the subject. Mr Rudi Dicks, the Head of the Project Management Office (PMO) in the Private Office of the President of South Africa, will provide a briefing on Operation Vulindlela and engage with manufacturing industry role players on their experience of the business environment.

Seats on campus are now fully booked. Register below to receive the online event link. 

Seminar Speaker

Rudi Dicks

Rudi Dicks

Mr Rudi Dicks is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Presidential Employment Stimulus, the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative as well as unblocking regulatory challenges that impact on employment an economic growth. He jointly leads Operation Vulindlela which has been established as a joint initiative between the Presidency and National Treasury to accelerate structural reforms. In his previous role, he was an Outcomes Facilitator at the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, responsible for monitoring the performance of economic and infrastructure outcomes’ and supporting various economic interventions across government. In this role he established the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS). Prior to joining government, Mr Dicks worked for the trade unions. He holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of London.



7:30 am - 9:30 am
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