Neva Makgetla is a senior economist at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, an economic research institute. She was deputy director general for economic policy in the Department of Economic Development from 2010 to 2015. Before this, Makgetla worked for the Presidency, the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Congress of South African Trade Unions as well as other government departments. Before 1994, she worked in universities in Africa and the United States. She is currently a member of the National Minimum Wage Commission.