Announcements (27)

While all proposals are welcome there is a request for proposals for research on focus area (iii) the Spatial Economy of Southern Africa. Proposals for comparative, country-level research on the different approaches, implementation experiences, and outcomes — positive and negative — of industrial development zones (IDZs), special economic zones (SEZs) and export processing zones (EPZs) in Southern Africa are especially welcome. See http://sa-tied.wider.unu.edu/article/regional-growth-and-development-southern-africas-prosperity
TIPS hosted a Development Dialogue on Thursday June 13. Speakers were Neva Makgetla (TIPS) and Rudi Dicks (Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation). For a copy of the presentation go to Development Dialogue. See article in Engineering News.
The second edition of the Industrial Policy for Policy Makers (IPPM) training programme takes place in September 2018, alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE).  Applications close Thursday 25 July. See details here.
Thursday, 23 May 2019

Vacancy: Economist (Level 1)

TIPS is looking for an Economist (Level 1). Closing date for applications is 21 June 2019. For more about the position and how to apply see Vacancies.
The bulletin is a review of quarterly trends, developments and data in the real economy, together with analysis of the main manufacturing industries. Briefing notes in this issue are on The 2019 budget and industrialisation; and Unlocking the potential of renewable energy for public sector and communities. See The Real Economy Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2018.
Monday, 11 March 2019

TIPS Import Tracker - Q4 2018

The Import Tracker is a quarterly analysis of import trends. It provides an overview of import patterns and look at the causes of surges in manufacturing imports, and their likely impact on industry. Quarter 4, 2018 is now available. Import Tracker Q4 2018
Tuesday, 05 February 2019

TIPS training programme for 2019

TIPS training programme for 2019 includes Trade Policy and Practice; Value Chain Strategies; Industrial Policy for South Africa; Macroeconomics for Policymakers; and the Green Economy and Industrial Policy. For more go to Training Workshops.
The second edition of the State of Small Business published by TIPS includes a review of trends in small business according to national data, and two briefing notes look at learnings from efforts to support small business in South Africa from Kate Philip’s new book, Markets on the Margins, and a summary of the main initiatives for small business in the Job Summit Framework Agreement. Read here.
The TIPS Forum 2019 will be held in Johannesburg on 30-31 May 2019. The theme is Innovation and Industrialisation. Those wishing to contribute papers are invited to submit their title and abstracts of up to 500 words. Deadline for submissions is 1 March 2019. For more information go to forum.tips.org.za
Wednesday, 21 November 2018

TIPS FDI Tracker

The TIPS FDI Tracker monitors inward foreign direct investment projects. Quarters 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2018 are now available online. See FDI Tracker.
TIPS hosted a Development Dialogue on Education and skills for the economy on November 19. Speakers were Brian Levy (UCT) and Carmel Marock (Singizi). For copies of the presentations go to Development Dialogue.
TIPS and the Government of Flanders are hosted a Roundtable on Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaption Space on Tuesday, November 20. Venue: IDC Auditorium, 19 Fredman Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg. For details of how to register go to Roundtable.
TIPS hosted a Development Dialogue on the Continental Free Trade Agreement and industrialisation on Wednesday, October 17. Speakers were Carlos Lopes (UCT) and Faizel Ismail (TIPS and UCT). For more information and a copy of the presentation go do Development Dialogue.
TIPS and the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) hosted a Development Dialogue on the Circular Economy and Industrial Development on  September 7. For copies of the presentations go to Development Dialogue. 
TIPS has two internship opportunities available for recently or about to graduate masters’ students. The aim of the internship is to give young researchers the opportunity to acquire work experience, improve their research skills and enhance their understanding of the South African economy. The internship is for six months. For more information go to internships.
TIPS and the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) hosted a Development Dialogue on Water and Industrial Development. For more information and copies of the presentations  go to Development Dialogue. 
TIPS and Global Economic Governance Africa hosted a Development Dialogue on Borders in Southern Africa - Unlocking an Economic Development Opportunity. For more information and copies of the presentations  go to Development Dialogue. 
The bulletin is a review of quarterly trends, developments and data in the real economy, together with analysis of the main manufacturing industries. Additional notes in this issue are on Challenges around the GDP data for the first quarter 2018, Map to a Million - what's the map to a million about? and Desalination - panacea of peril for South Africa? See The Real Economy Bulletin - First Quarter 2018.
This Development Dialogue seminar considered different aspects of the corporate landscape and its impact on the economy. For more information and copies of presentations go to Corporate ownership in South Africa. 
The Manufacturing Circle Investment Tracker (MCIT) is a quarterly index tracking investment spending in the manufacturing sector. Findings for Q4 2017 are now available.  See MCIT Q4 2017. Or read online.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Vacancy: Internship

TIPS is offering an intern position for six months starting in August 2019. This is open to recently or about to graduate Master's students. Closing date for applications is 7 June 2019. For more about the position and how to apply see Intern Position.
TIPS and the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) hosted a Development Dialogue on Electricy Beyond the Grid on February 22. For more information and copies of the presentations go to Development Dialogue. Presenters: Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Bhavna Deonarain (TIPS); Louise Scholtz (WWF-SA);Tasneem Essop (representing EDI); Julie Wells and Ndivhuho Raphulu (NCPC-SA)Julie Wells
The first TIPS Development Dialogue seminar of the year on Urbanisation and Industrialisation was held on Thursday 18 January. For more information and copies of the presentations go to Development Dialogue. Presenters: Shirley Robinson and Roland Hunter (Cities Support Programme), Christopher Wood and Asanda Fotoyi (TIPS), Rob Davies (representing IFPRI) and  Neva Makgetla and Mbongeni Ndlovu (TIPS).
TIPS Annual Forum 2018 will be held on June 6-7 in Johannesburg. The theme is Finance and Industrial Development. People wishing to contribute papers are invited to submit their title and abstracts of up to 500 words. The closing date for submissions is 31 January 2018. For details on how to make a submission and the focus of the topics see Tips Forum 2018.
This TIPS Development Dialogue Colloquium was held in Pretoria on 24 October 2017. For more information and copies of the presentations go to Development Dialogue. 
This edition of The Real Economy Bulletin reviews the state of small business in South Africa and its evolution over the past decade. It also looks at proposals around the definition of small business and regulatory obstacles and burdens arising from national legislation. To download a copy go The state of small business in South Africa.
Friday, 26 May 2017

TIPS Annual Forum 2017

The theme of the TIPS Annual Forum 2017 was Industrialisation and Sustainable Growth - see www.developmentdialogue.co.za. View programme: Annual Forum 2017 Programme. View Photo Gallery. Get copies of the papers and presentations.