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 Wednesday, 16 April 2014
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Sheila Farrell
South Africa has significant possibilities to grow its ship repair and boat building industry, with a large market in need of such services and a base from which the South African industry can emerge. These industries are labour intensive and have linkages to a range of other sectors.  There are,…

  • Date Thursday, 06 March 2014
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Maduna Ngobeni, Department of Energy; Karen Breytenbach, National Treasury; Brian Day, Cennergi; and Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Georgina Ryan and Katlego Moilwa, TIPS
  • Organisation TIPS and the University of Johannesburg's Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development
South Africa is in a unique position to benefit from the transition to a greener development path, particularly owing to the country's abundance in renewable resources (solar and wind predominantly). Accordingly, the country has demonstrated an increasing commitment to sustainable development, notably in the field of renewable energy. Recognising the…

  • Date Thursday, 23 January 2014
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Dr Babatunde Omilola, Economic Advisor, United National Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa.
The adoption of the Millennium Declaration in 2000 by all Member States of the United Nations was a defining moment for global development cooperation. In recognition of the need to translate this commitment into action, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted. The MDGs have defined a common framework of…
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  • Date Wednesday, 23 October 2013
  • Venue IDC Auditorium - Training Room 3 & 4, 19 Fredman Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg
  • Main Speakers Brendan Vickers, Chief Director: Research and Policy, the dti Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Assistant Programme Manager: Sustainable Growth, TIPS Jorge Maia, Head of Research and Information, IDC
  • Organisation TIPS, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
There is growing concern that measures already in place or potentially adopted by developed countries to combat climate change could be trade distortionary, introduce new forms of 'green protectionism' and/or be discriminatory. Such policy and regulatory measures may range from emissions trading schemes (e.g. the EU's deferred airlines tax) to…

  • Date Tuesday, 17 September 2013
  • Venue IDC Auditorium - Training Room 3 & 4, 19 Fredman Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg
  • Main Speakers Evans Chinembiri, Tinashe Kapuya, Jerry Vilakazi, Shibe Maruatona, Brendan Vickers
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a unilateral trade policy concession governing United States and sub-Saharan Africa trade and investment relations. AGOA enhances US market access for 40 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries, including South Africa. Signed into law by the US Congress in May 2000, AGOA has been…
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  • Date Tuesday, 03 September 2013
  • Venue Holiday Inn, 123 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg
  • Main Speakers Jose Gabriel Palma
ABOUT THE SPEAKER José Gabriel Palma is currently 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…

  • Date Friday, 23 August 2013
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Susan Newman, Samantha Ashman
Susan Newman currently holds the position of lecturer in international economics at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Her main research interests include the political economy of post-apartheid industrial development in South Africa, the relationship between financial and physical markets for commodities, and the relationship between…

  • Date Monday, 12 August 2013
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Sheila Farrell
Sheila Farrell is an experienced international ports consultant who has undertaken around 120 port consulting assignments in more than 50 countries, most of them concerned with port economics and finance, tariff setting, port reform and privatisation, and regulation.  Several of the projects have been linked to the development of port-related…

  • Date Tuesday, 02 July 2013
  • Venue TIPS Office, 227 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria.
  • Main Speakers Presenter: Melani Prinsloo, Centre for Democratising Information (CDI)
  • Organisation Centre for Democratising Information (CDI)
Abstract CDI's Context of Public Primary Education Research Project is an extension of this South African Community Capability Study, in that it further zooms into the education dimension within communities by investigating its relationship to formal schooling in its location. Part of this project attention is paid to the Community…

  • Date Thursday, 11 April 2013
  • Venue TIPS Office, 227 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria.
  • Main Speakers Main presenter: Jeremy Wakeford, Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO) South Africa Discussant: Bongani Motsa, Department of Energy
  Abstract:  The International Energy Agency stated in its World Energy Outlook 2012 that global conventional crude oil production peaked in 2008. Total world oil exports have been stagnant since 2005 as oil exporting countries consume more of their own output and some battle against depletion. Unconventional oil production is…

  • Date Thursday, 23 August 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Entrance at the Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Dinga Fatman
Abstract Using data from two surveys evaluating South Africa's investment climate that were administered by the World Bank, I found evidence suggesting that there exists a relationship between perceptions of managers with regard to labour regulations and firm performance. Firms whose managers perceived labour regulations to be burdensome performed worse…

  • Date Thursday, 05 July 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Entrance at the Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Stephen Timm
Stephen Timm is a South African policy researcher and journalist who has written on small business and entrepreneurship for almost 10 years. Between 2003 and 2010 he wrote for Big news, a free sheet newspaper aimed at small business owners. He has since also written on small business for a…

  • Date Thursday, 14 June 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Corner of Percy St, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Evans Chinembiri & Mbofholowo Tsedu
As Public Employment Programmes (PEPs) gain popularity as social safety nets the world over, there is very little that speaks to the problem of measuring their impact on local economic development (LED), yet this is a key part of the policy case for programmes such as the Community Work Programme…

  • Date Friday, 01 June 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Entrance at the Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Ellen Hagerman, Glen Robbins
Ellen Hagerman has nearly 10 years of experience working on regional economic development issues including trade, infrastructure, food security and governance. She has worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for 13 years as a Program Manager and Senior Analyst and has covered a diversity of other issues including…

  • Date Monday, 28 May 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Entrance at the Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Francis Fay
Francis Fay is Deputy Head of Unit in DG Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, in the unit for Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific, G20/G8 and FAO. He has been closely associated with the development of agricultural product quality policy, including the protection in the EU of geographical…
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  • Date Friday, 30 March 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Entrance at the Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Robert Kirk
Dr. Robert Kirk is Senior Vice President at AECOM International Development and was until recently the Chief of Party at the Southern African Trade Hub. Robert, who is an expert in the area of trade policy analysis, has extensive experience in regional trade policy. He was formerly a policy advisor…

  • Date Monday, 26 March 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Entrance at the Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Wouter Schalken
Wouter Schalken is a Namibian based researcher specialized in a number of areas around strategic tourism planning, analysis and development. Wouter has worked for a number of development agencies (such as the UNDP, SIDA, USAID, the GTZ, the World Bank and UNESCO amongst others) at project-specific, national and regional levels.…

  • Date Tuesday, 13 March 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Hamid Rashid
  • Organisation United Nations Department of Economic Affairs
Hamid Rashid is Senior Adviser for Macroeconomic Policy in Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations. He leads a new UN initiative to provide alternative and credible policy advice to the Member States on fiscal, monetary and exchange rate related issues. The macroeconomic policy advice of…

  • Date Friday, 27 January 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Mmatlou Kalaba
About the Presenter: Mmatlou Kalaba a research fellow at TIPS, specialising in trade research. He also carries out TIPS' capacity-building initiatives in the Southern African region, providing training courses on applied analytical and methodological tools. He currently holds a position in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of…

  • Date Friday, 11 November 2011
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Peter Draper, Dianna Games
  • Organisation SAIIA, TIPS
South Africa's economic dominance in Africa and in the southern African region is an accepted fact but its role in the continent has long been contested. South Africa's member ship of the G20 brought with it expectations from some quarters that it would represent Africa within that grouping. The recent…
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