"Through my work at CEGAA, I have the chance and ability to exercise acquired skills to empower the marginalised and disadvantaged communities, where asymmetric information is one of the many factors contributing to the lack of social and economic wellbeing. I value being able to make a sensible and credible contribution into the health sector."
Silindile Shezi has immense passion for social and rural development, with a particular interest in systems and policies aimed at enhancing the general welfare of poor communities. He holds a Master's degree in Commerce specialising in International Economics and Managerial Finance.
Silindile previously worked as a Senior Agricultural Economist for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, where he was responsible for market research on value-adding in new agricultural industries, and for evaluating the effect of international, national and provincial marketing trends and policies in agriculture. He has also worked as an academic and lecturer in Economics, Managerial Economics and Marketing Finance.
At CEGAA, Silindile’s current focus is on capacity-building and HIV/AIDS expenditure tracking surveillance, which is a critical activity aimed at enabling South Africa to monitor spending according to its National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB (NSP). He co-ordinates our expanded district-level BMET project, providing technical assistance to the TAC BMET teams in Khayelitsha (Western Cape), Mopani (Limpopo), Gert Sibande (Mpumalanga), and Ekurhuleni (Gauteng).
He also assists in other CEGAA projects, such as resource tracking (the National AIDS Spending Assessments), and costing (of Provincial Strategic Plans for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB).