TOPIC: PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING BULLETIN
Economist: Trade and Industry (TIPS)
PRESENTER: XHANTI PAYI
Economist: Nascence Advisory & Research
Xhanti Payi has worked as an analyst at Investec Wealth & Investment, an Economist at Stanlib Asset Managers and was a Country Risk Manager at Standard Bank Corporate and Investment Banking. Payi has academic training from the University of Cape Town and the University of London. Currently, Payi is the MD at Nascence Advisory & Research, a strategy consulting and research outfit. He also serves on the advisory panel to the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.
With its strong focus on the manufacturing sector as a key driver of balanced development, the NIPF set a framework and an implementation mechanism – in the form of IPAP – for addressing cross-cutting and sector-specific constraints (and optimising opportunities) to put South Africa on a stronger growth path. This presentation explores the intended outcomes of the NIPF and assesses some of the progress (and unintended consequences) of industrial policy implementation since 2008.
PRESENTER: MBOFHOLOWO TSEDU
Assistant Programme Manager: Trade and Industry (TIPS)
Mbofholowo is an Assistant Programme Manager for the Industrial Development pillar at TIPS, primarily focused on trade and industrial policy issues. Mbofholowo has been engaged in numerous industrial policy-related studies including on designation, local content reporting, sector strategies and localisation. He also has been responsible for providing supplementary research support to TIPS’s other pillars. Mbofholowo has an economics degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently completing a MSc programme focused on Industrialisation, Trade and Economic Policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.