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JDA has a new boss

City’s agency, tasked with the stimulation and support area based economic development initiatives throughout the Johannesburg metropolitan area has a new head honcho.

Anthony  Ngcezula, is the new CEO for the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA).

This entity is tasked  amongst the others to co-ordinate and manage capital investment and other programmes involving both public – and private-sector stakeholders.

 The JDA is also an implementing agent of three Blue IQ projects. Blue IQ is the Gauteng Provincial Government’s Plan for a Smart Province.​​

A Terse statement issued by the City states that Ngcezula is a Fullbright scholar with BCom, MBA from Nelson Mandela University, a BSc (Mathematical studies) from University of London, UK, MSC in (Mathematics) from Louisiana State University, USA, and he also holds postgraduate qualifications in Municipal Executive Finance Management and Public Finance & Fiscal Management in Local Government from the Wits School of Governance.

“Ngcezula’s expertise lie in project management, corporate governance, banking, corporate services and social housing,” read the statement.

Before joining the JDA, Ngcezula was Acting Group Executive Director for Corporate and Shared Services at the City of Johannesburg; Acting Executive Director for City of Johannesburg Housing Department and CEO of the Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO).

Ngcezula assumed this role at the JDA on 01 April and will for the next five years be at the helm of this wholly owned area-based development agency of the City of Johannesburg.

As the City’s development agency, the JDA combines a social, economic and environmental mandate in the renovation, innovation and re-imagination of Johannesburg’s built environment and urban communities through a reinforced programme of place making and area-based development. The JDA has undertaken well over 500 projects throughout Johannesburg.

Ngcezula brings in the requisite expertise and skills set to propel the JDA’s mandate and vision to build a better city in a sustainable way through its capital investments on behalf of the City of Johannesburg.


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