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.

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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 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…

  • Date Thursday, 04 September 2014
  • Venue SEBS seminar suite, 1st Floor ???????? New Commerce Building, West Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg
  Alice Amsden Memorial Lecture Speaker – Professor Stephanie Seguino How Economies Grow: Alice Amsden and the  Real World Economics of Late Industrialisation 4 September 2014 - 18:30 for 19:00 (light dinner served)   ABOUT THE SPEAKER Stephanie Seguino is Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, USA; Professorial Research Associate…

  • Date Tuesday, 22 July 2014
  • Main Speakers Dinga Fatman, Economist at TIPS
TIPS recently completed a study investigating the impact of the controversial Eskom electricity supply agreement with Aluminium mining conglomerate BHP Billiton using a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) methodology to assess the costs and benefits to society of cancelling the special pricing agreement (SPA) that Eskom has with BHP Billiton. The CBA considered…

  • Date Friday, 04 July 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
TIPS recently completed a study investigating how South Africa can improve the strategic use of its technical infrastructure (which include SABS, NMISA, SANAS, and NRCS) in a way that maximises enforcement by creating linkages with other measures such as import controls, consumer protection and customs and administrative procedures in order to…

  • Date Friday, 04 July 2014
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Mbofholowo Tsedu 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 completing a MSc programme focused on Industrialisation, Trade and Economic Policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
TIPS recently completed a study investigating how South Africa can improve the strategic use of its technical infrastructure in a way that maximises enforcement by creating linkages with other measures such as import controls, consumer protection and customs and administrative procedures in order to grow the local manufacturing sector and…

  • Date Monday, 19 May 2014
  • Venue Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA), Building D ???????? Eco Fusion 5, Eco Park, Witch-Hazel Avenue, Centurion
  • Main Speakers

    Seminar by Milton Bateman: Moving from failed ‘anti-developmental’ microcredit to a ‘developmental’ local financial system in South Africa: exploring the key institutions, problems and prospects.

    About the speaker

    BATEMAN, MILFORD is a freelance consultant on local economic development policy and, since 2005 he has been Visiting Professor of Economics at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia. He has PhD from University of Bradford, UK, and was a UK University-based lecturer in East European economics and a consultant on local economic development policy, before becoming a full-time consultant on local economic development policy working on local economic development policy and program design and across Eastern Europe, Middle East, China, South Africa and Colombia. Dr Bateman has published widely on issues of local economic and social development through several edited books on entrepreneurship and SME development and a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of ‘Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism’ published by Zed Books in 2010.

  • Organisation TIPS and SEFA, in association with the SA-EU Dialogue Facility
Seminar by Milford Bateman: Moving from failed 'anti-developmental' microcredit to a 'developmental' local financial system in South Africa: exploring the key institutions, problems and prospects. About the speaker Milford Bateman is a freelance consultant on local economic development policy. Since 2005 he has been Visiting Professor of Economics at Juraj…
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  • Date Monday, 19 May 2014
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Jose Gabriel Palma is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University. He has a D. Phil in Economics from Oxford University, a PHD from Cambridge University (by incorporation) and a D. Phil in Political Science from Sussex University. He worked during the Government of Salvador Allende in the nationalisation of the copper industry, and after his graduate work in the UK he worked as a lecturer at the universities of London, Sussex, Oxford and Cambridge. He has published articles and books dealing with the economics of developing countries, with a strong focus on Latin America and Asia. He has also written extensively on inequality, financial liberalisation and financial crises, industrial policy, the history of ideas in development economics and politics, and Latin American economic history.
Why is inequality so unequality across the works? And why is it so difficult to do something about it in middle income countries?- Seminar by Jose Gabriel Palma Jose Gabriel Palma is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University. He has a D. Phil in Economics from Oxford University,…
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