The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is the implementation arm of the Department of Economic Development created in terms of the Blue IQ Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd Amended Act (2012) merging Blue IQ Investment Holdings and the Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA.)

The GGDA is a group of companies made up of a Holding company and four subsidiaries i.e.

  • Automotive Supply Park t/a Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
  • The Innovation Hub Management Company (TIHMC)
  • Constitution Hill (ConHill)
  • Gauteng Industrial Development Zone (GIDZ)


The mandate thereof, is to lead, facilitate and manage sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in the Gauteng City Region through:

  • Enabling economic development that is focused on creating sustainable jobs by facilitating delivery of key national and provincial programmes of
  • Strategically positioning the province into a globally competitive city
  • Facilitating partnerships and creating linkages across the province to maximise service delivery
  • Supporting the development of Key Sectors of the economy in line with the economic development and industrial strategies of the province by carrying out:


  • Business enablement
  • Establishment of capital projects
  • Land development
  • Trade and investment promotion


The successful incumbent will be reporting to the Group Executive: Macro Business Intelligence and Design and will be expected to execute the following tasks:

  • Develop and implement the Macro Business Intelligence Framework to guide the gathering of business intelligence, research, benchmarks, as well as the formulation of strategies, plans and policies.
  • Develops a research agenda for the GGDA and its subsidiaries.
  • Develop a knowledge management strategy and frameworks for the GGDA and its subsidiaries
  • Develop, execute, review and report on Departmental strategy and operational plan aligned to the GGDA Corporate Strategy.
  • Lead and manage the Department in line with the approved policies, applicable laws and the delegated authority by facilitate resource availability for operational effectiveness.
  • Provide regular report to the GGMF, MANCOM and other structures on the operations and activities of the Department.
  • Identify the principal risks of the Department and implement appropriate systems to manage these risks.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of macro business intelligence (with clear approach, methodology and tools) which enhances the conceptualisation, planning, execution, monitoring and review of all GGDA initiatives and projects within GGDA and Subsidiaries.
  • Manage the knowledge management function in the GGDA and subsidiaries to promote knowledge sharing through the operational business processes and systems by, among others, strengthening links between knowledge sharing and the information systems, and improving integration among information systems in the GGDA to facilitate seamless exchange of information across systems.
  • Document, assess, review and update the business processes to ensure that all processes respond to the mandate of the GGDA and its Subsidiaries.
  • Manage outsourced contracts with service providers (research agencies, business intelligence companies, institutes, institutions of learning) so that service providers provide contracted services as per signed service level agreements.
  • Provide financial leadership and stakeholder relationship engagement
  • Develop and implement the Macro Business Intelligence Framework to guide the gathering of business intelligence, research, benchmarks, as well as the formulation of strategies, plans and policies.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Economics or Social Sciences or Public
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in a senior management level/role
  • Knowledge of government planning cycle and methodology.
  • Knowledge of National Treasury strategic planning and annual performance planning requirements.
  • Knowledge of government monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and tools.
  • Knowledge of benchmarking methodologies and tools.
  • Working knowledge of project and programme management.
  • Good working knowledge of project and programme


Applications should be submitted online: Enquiries and submissions should be addressed to:

Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, certified copies of qualifications and certified copies of identity documentation.

  • Preference will be given to people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged

individuals to promote Employment Equity within the group.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within three

months after the closing date, please regard your application as having been unsuccessful.

        • The closing date for applications is 09 February 2024 at close of business.
        • Enquiries and submissions should be addressed to