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New chief of staff for Office of the Premier

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The former ANC chief whip in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature, Neo Maneng, has been appointed as the chief of staff in the Office of the Premier.

The newly appointed chief of staff in the Office of the Premier, Neo Maneng. Picture: Facebook

THE FORMER ANC chief whip in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature, Neo Maneng, has been appointed as the chief of staff in the Office of the Premier.

He was deployed from the provincial legislature.

Office of the Premier spokesperson Bronwyn Thomas-Abrahams said Maneng brings a wealth of experience, having served in several positions in both local and provincial government and the provincial legislature.

“Maneng started his career in the public sector as a communications intern at Naledi Municipality in 2004. He was later appointed as the communication officer at Moshaweng (now Joe Morolong Municipality) in 2007. After that he joined the Northern Cape provincial government in 2008, where he worked as the head of communications, media liaison officer and head of ministry at various departments between 2008 and 2019,” said Thomas-Abrahams.

She added that he was appointed as the ANC chief whip in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature from 2019 until 2024.

“During this time, he also served as committee chairperson of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism and the chairperson of the Standing Committee of Premier and Legislature.

“In all the appointments and portfolios he managed, Maneng consistently proved himself to be a dedicated and capable servant of the people.“

Thomas-Abrahams stated that Maneng held a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Communications, a BA Honours in African Studies and a Master of Philosophy in African Studies from the University of North West and the University of the Free State, respectively.

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