Meet Trudi Makhaya: The woman behind Ramaphosa's investment drive

Meet Trudi Makhaya: The woman behind Ramaphosa's investment drive

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has managed to drum up R363 billion in investment for South Africa

- The SA Investment Conference saw businesses pledging to help grow Mzansi's economy, but Ramaphosa didn't do it single-handed

- takes a look at the woman who managed to pull off the impressive feat

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President Cyril Ramaphosa was pleased to announce that results from this year's SA Investment Conference are 17% better than last year. reported that R363 billion had been pledged by businesses in a bid to help grow the nation's embattled economy and create jobs.

However, Ramaphosa was helped through every step of the way by Trudi Makhaya, the president’s economic advisor.

In charge of the conference, Makhaya had managed to drum up a considerable sum from the 1 200 high rollers who attended the summit.

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All the pledges were verified before the announcement was made, every one based on project timelines designed by Makhaya and her team, Fin24 reports.

The Hammanskraal local attended St. Barnabas College before obtaining her Masters and an MBA from Oxford.

Returning home from her studies abroad, Makhaya climbed the ranks at AngloGold Ashanti before moving to the public sector.

Deputy Commissioner of the Competition Commission, Makhaya was part of the team who red-flagged the construction cartel for collusion.

After this historic moment for SA, the businesswoman branched out solo before being headhunted by Ramaphosa himself.

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