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 discussion around strategies to support the manufacturing sector in ways that support employment and equitable economic growth.
PRESENTER: BABA-TAMANA GQUBULE
Economist: Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies
Baba-Tamana Gqubule has a Masters in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a Bachelor of Economics Honours degree from Rhodes University. She has experience as a Policy Analyst at the Economic Development Department. She was involved in developing policies aimed at broadening participation in the economy with a specific focus on conducting research to inform the Department’s strategy towards increasing the participation of Women in the economy.
TOPIC: THE END OF THE COMMODITY BOOM: SOME IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY
From 2011, the decade-long commodity boom ended, with sharp falls in the international prices of South Africa’s main mining exports – platinum, iron ore, coal and gold. This development dialogue will explore some key implications for South Africa, including the effects on manufacturing, tax revenues, infrastructure investment, and the policy discourse.
PRESENTER: DR NEVA MAKGETLA
Programme Manager: Trade & Industry (TIPS)
Neva Makgetla was previously the Deputy Director General for economic policy in the Economic Development Department. Prior to that she was the Lead Economist for the Development Planning and Implementation division at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. She has worked at a senior level in the Presidency, Department of Public Service and Administration, the Department of Labour as well as in COSATU. She has a PhD in economics and has worked for over 10 years as an economics lecturer.