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Health and social security policy
Health Economics and Finance
Social security finance
Public Finance
Competition economics
Governance and accountability

Adjunct Professor Alex Van Den Heever

Adjunct Professor

MEcon, BA (Hons), BA (UCT)
Organisational Unit
Wits School of Governance

Adjunct Professor Alex van den Heever presently holds the Chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.

He holds a Masters in economics from the University of Cape Town and has worked professionally the areas of health economics and finance, public finance and social security in various capacities in South Africa since 1989.

These include positions in the Department of Finance (Central Economic Advisory Services), the Industrial Development Corporation, Centre for Health Policy at WITS, the Gauteng Department of Health, and the Council for Medical Schemes.

Work has included participation in the Melamet Commission of Inquiry into Medical Schemes (1993-4), a member of the Council for Medical Schemes (1996-8) the Committee of Inquiry into Comprehensive Social Security (2000-2), a member of the medicines Pricing Committee (2007-2011), the Ministerial Task team on Social Health Insurance (2003-5) and the Health Market Inquiry for the Competition Commission (2016-19).

He also chaired the expert panel into an economic evaluation of the Basic Income Support Grant options for South Africa.for 2021-2022.