APORDE 2017: Public seminars

  • Venue: Johannesburg

African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE)

APORDE is an annual training programme that brings together academics, policymakers and civil society representatives to investigate economic development options. It aims to build capacity in economics and economic policymaking. The course is run for two weeks and consists of lectures and seminars taught by international and African economists. TIPS co-facilitates the programme, and co-hosts a number of seminars.

Lectures open to the public:

1. Alice Amsden Memorial Lecture: Income Distribution as Industrial Policy
Speaker: Professor Thandika Mkandawire
Date: Tuesday 5 September 2017
Time: 18:30 for 19:00 (finger food served)
Venue: IDC Auditorium, 19 Fredman Drive, Sandton
Co-host: Industrial Development Corporation

For more information go to Alice Amsden Memorial Lecture.

2. Chinese firms and investments in Africa: Patterns, variation and dynamics

Speaker: Dr Carlos Oya
Date: Monday 11 September 2017  Time: 18:00 for 18:30 (refreshments provided)
Venue: Main auditorium, Wits School of Governance, 2 St Davids Place (cnr St Andrews Road) Parktown, Johannesburg
Chairperson: Garth Strachan (the dti)
Co-host: Wits School of Governance

For more information go to Chinese firms and investments in Africa.


City Press - 8 September 2017 by Lesetja Malope

Organised labour is crucial to ‘clean’ parastatals and reinvestment

City Press - 15 September 2017 by Lesetja Malope

Chinese investment in Africa is ‘not the new colonialism’