Development Dialogue Seminars

The Development Dialogue Seminar is a seminar series hosted by TIPS. The seminars offer a platform to share views and ideas on specific development issues and alternative policy strategies.

Though the seminar programme has been designed for government officials for whom the themes tackled are of relevance, the seminars fact focuses on a wide range of topical development issues. The themes covered span the informal economy to specific trade negotiation challenges. The seminars also attempts to offer perspectives from other countries in the region and beyond.

Who can attend?

Government officials and others who contribute to policy are targeted by the seminar series but all are welcome, though places are limited.

If you would like to attend please contact Rozale Sewduth at rozale@tips.org.za. Please specify food allergies if any, as a light lunch will be served prior to the seminar.

  • Date Wednesday, 08 February 2017
  • Venue TIPS
  • Main Speakers Baba-Tamana Gqubule (TIPS), Xhanti Payi (Nascence Advisory & Research), Christopher Wood (TIPS), Kelello Mashiane (TIPS), Moleboheng Ntene (SARS)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact daphney@tips.org.za
Presentation and Panel Discussion   Baba-Tamana Gqubule (TIPS) and Xhanti Payi (Nascence Advisory & Research): Presentation on Outcomes of the latest quarterly Manufacturing Circle Investment Tracker Christopher Wood (TIPS) and Kelello Mashiane (TIPS): Presentation on FDI Data Moleboheng Ntene (Reserve Bank): Presentation on Reserve Bank data Discussant from the dti Background…

  • Date Tuesday, 24 January 2017
  • Time 13h30-16h00
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Faizel Ismail, Malose Letsoalo, Christopher Wood, Tinashe Kapuya
  • For enquiries or to register please contact natasha@tips.org.za
Presentation and Panel Discussion: Faizel Ismail – TIPS and UCT: AGOA - A Game of Chicken Malose Letsoalo – Department of Trade and IndustrY Christopher Wood – TIPS: Making the Best of AGOA through Export Promotion Policies Tinashe Kapuya - Agricultural Business Chamber: An Agriculture Industry Perspective Background The importance…

  • Date Tuesday, 22 November 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Christopher Wood, Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
TIPS Development Dialogue on behalf of Partnership for Action on Green Economy  DESIGNING POLICY FRAMEWORKS FOR A CLIMATE-COMPATIBLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT TRANSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA The South African Government is progressively introducing the policy changes aimed at supporting the transition to a sustainable development pathway. These processes aim to manage a balancing act…

  • Date Wednesday, 02 November 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Alec Erwin, Ubu Holdings and Sithembiso Mtanga (TIPS)
BUILDING A VALUE CHAIN FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IN AFRICA The Nigerian Market for automobiles is substantial and can readily sustain an automobile industry. In 2012, the country imported about $4 billion worth of automobiles of which about two thirds were pre-owned. Estimated annualdemand for vehicles is over half a…

  • Date Thursday, 01 September 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Professor Karl Ove Moene
The economies in Scandinavia have for long periods had high work effort, small wage differentials, high productivity, and a generous welfare state. The seminar will explore the economic and political equilibrium in these economies and how they combine models of collective wage bargaining, creative job estruction, and welfare spending. The presenter…

  • Date Thursday, 28 July 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Dr Neva Mkagetla
TIPIC: STEEL - WHERE TO FROM HERE? The steel industry is in crisis, with a significant decline in local production, falling prices and global overcapacity.  The crisis has seen the dissolution of Evraz Highveld and threats to other major producers. In response, the government is seeking ways to ensure that…
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  • Date Friday, 27 May 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Baba-Tamana Gqubule; Sithembiso Mtanga
TOPIC: PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING BULLETIN Understanding the trends and views of manufacturing firms contributes to improved implementation of sector strategies and industrial policy.  The Quarterly Manufacturing Bulletin is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle that provides current views of manufacturing firms and an analysis of trends in…

  • Date Wednesday, 09 March 2016
  • Time 10:30 to 12:00
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
BACKGROUND Coming out of the Malaysian experience on a ‘Big Fast Results’ methodology, South Africa ran an Operation Phakisa on the ocean economy. Operation Phakisa is a results-driven approach, involving setting clear plans and targets, on-going monitoring of progress and making these results public. The Phakisa looked at the untapped…

  • Date Monday, 22 February 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
TOPIC: PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING BULLETIN The quarterly manufacturing bulletin is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle. It serves to provide an analysis of firm level trends in the South African manufacturing sector. The focus of this development dialogue will be to present the fourth quarter, 2015, manufacturing…

  • Date Thursday, 21 January 2016
  • Venue Tram Village, 317 Tram Street in Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Thomas Farole ; Faizel Ismail ; Ben Turok
PRESENTATION FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION Session 1: 9:30 – 11:15 Thomas Farole – World Bank Faizel Ismail – UCT and the dti Ben Turok – Institute for African Alternatives Tea Session 2: 11:30 – 12:30: Panel Discussion Background:  The concept of Global Value Chains (GVC) takes forward the idea that the activities that…

  • Date Wednesday, 18 November 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Baba-Tamana Gqubule ; Neva Makgetla
TOPIC: PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING BULLETIN   The quarterly manufacturing bulletin is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle. It provides an analysis of trends in the South African manufacturing sector. This development dialogue will present the third quarter manufacturing bulletin with the aim of informing policy and facilitating…

  • Date Wednesday, 14 October 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers UMA ADUSUMILLA
SPEAKER: UMA ADUSUMILLA Uma Adusumilli has been heading the Regional Planning department in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), an institution that has wide scope for Regional Planning & Development, Financing, Institution Building and Co-ordination for the last eleven years.  Prior to that, she worked for 15 years as…

  • Date Wednesday, 02 September 2015
Public seminars held during APORDE 2015  1. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY CHALLENGES OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY Speakers: Christopher Cramer and Mushtaq Khan Date:     Wednesday 2 September 2015                  Time:    From 18:30 Venue:  CCRED Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, 5 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank Organised by the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) For…

  • Date Friday, 21 August 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Insights into the manufacturing sector: Outcomes of the latest quarterly Manufacturing Bulletin The quarterly manufacturing bulletin is an initiative of the manufacturing circle. It serves to provide an analysis of trends in the South African manufacturing sector. The focus of this development dialogue will be to present the second quarter,…

  • Date Thursday, 09 July 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers GAYLOR MONTMASSON-CLAIR, Assistant Programme Manager, Sustainable Growth, TIPS. DR NEVA MAKGETLA, Programme Manager, Trade and Industrial Policy, TIPS
Repositioning electricity planning at the core: An evaluation of South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan Gaylor Montmasson-Clair Background: Energy and electricity issues in particular have recently been high on the South African agenda. Beyond immediate near-term considerations, reviewing the current electricity planning process is both a timely and necessary exercise. This review, based…

  • Date Tuesday, 17 February 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Baba-Tamana Gqubule, Economist: Trade and Industry, TIPS.
The quarterly manufacturing bulletin is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle. It serves to provide an analysis of trends in the South African manufacturing sector. The focus of this development dialogue will be to present the third quarter manufacturing bulletin with the aim to inform policy and facilitate discussion around…

  • Date Tuesday, 17 February 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Sithembiso Mtanga, Assistant Programme Manager: Trade and Industry, TIPS
This presentation will explore the role of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) in Investment Promotion for South Africa and rest of the world. Recent global trends have indicated a decline in the ratification of new BITs with a number of countries (including South Africa) reviewing and cancelling treaties that have been…

  • Date Monday, 16 February 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Jamie Simpson
ABOUT THE SPEAKER Jamie Simpson is an economic and management consultant with 25 years experience related to port planning, infrastructure investment and city-region economic development. He has extensive experience as a Project Director/Manager leading major projects and working with governments and senior executives on strategic planning, investment plans and economic…

  • Date Tuesday, 02 September 2014
During the upcoming APORDE 2014 a series of public evening seminars will be held:   1. Taking Inequality Analysis beyond the Gini Co-efficient Speaker: Gabriel Palma Date: Tuesday 2 September 2014 Time: From 19h00 (refreshments from 18:30) Venue: IDC conference centre,  Co-host: IDC   RSVP: lorrainep@idc.co.za   2. African Development…

  • Date Thursday, 02 October 2014
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Saliem Fakir, Head of Living Planet Unit, World Wildlife Fund South Africa
The presentation will explore the viability of shale gas in South Africa from an economic lens. By focusing on issues such as geology, decline rates and breakeven costs of wells and exploring the relationship between gas prices and cash-flows, the presentation will seek to answer the core question of whether…
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