On Tuesday, 9 November 2021, Inclusive Society Institute (ISI) CEO, Daryl Swanepoel, and Deputy Chairperson, Professor Zweli Ndevu, led a delegation that met with the Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr David Masondo.
Discussions focused mainly on the ISI’s research into the National Health Insurance (NHI), but also on its research into inequality in South Africa, and the Basic Income Grant (BIG). The meeting was also an opportunity for the deputy minister to meet the ISI research team, which included Dr Anja Smith, Dr Shivani Ranchod, and Rose Tuyeni Peter.
The ISI delegation briefed Dr Masondo on its forthcoming research reports. The ISI wants to create an opportunity to open up conversation in order to allow for more consensus-building. Both parties expressed the desire for continued engagement.