• Date Thursday, 04 June 2020
  • Time 9:35-10:45
  • Venue ZOOM: Meeting ID: 889 3804 5188 Password: 898775
  • Main Speakers Baba Gqubule (TIPS) Neva Makgetla (TIPS), Owen Willcox (Oxford Policy Management) and Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)Duma Gqubule (CEDT)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact daphney@tips.org.za
  • Organisation TIPS
09:30 Opening and welcome by chairperson: Baba Gqubule09:35-10:20 Presentations and discussion:Neva Makgetla: TIPS COVID-19 Tracker: The economy and the pandemicOwen Willcox: Macroeconomic responses to COVID-19Gaylor Montmasson-Clair: A case for renewable energy in the economic stimulus package 10:20 - 10:45 Discussion10:45 Closure Background The 2020 forecast for South Africa's economic growth at -7% would…"

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
As South Africa responds to COVID-19 and aims to stimulate the economy post lockdown through an infrastructure-led package, an opportunity exists to address many of the electricity-related challenges in the country by unlocking the potential of renewable energy technologies. This policy brief looks at the benefits of including renewable energy in the country’s…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Christopher Wood
The R500 billion stimulus package announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 21 April 2020 is almost certainly cheaper than not acting. While stimulus packages are complex to manage, the complexities of managing a messy set of rolling closures as a result of a crisis like COVID-19 would be worse. Experiences from previous crises indicate…"
Published in Policy Briefs
Business Day - 11 May 2020 by Neva Makgetla (TIPS Senior Economist) Read online at Business Day. Or read as a PDF."
Published in TIPS In the News

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla, Gillian Chigumira, Nokwanda Maseko (TIPS)
South Africa has adopted a phased approach to reopening the economy. The relaxation of restrictions on economic activity will depend on the extent to which the contagion is controlled and the health sector prepared to deal with a surge. In that context, the specific regulations for the economy are still being considered. This…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Owen Willcox (Oxford Policy Management)
This brief argues that government needs a large response to the COVID-19 crisis, with a package that approaches R1 trillion. A stimulus that large cannot be financed using the conventional mechanisms. Instead, government must use quantitative easing, both to offset the collapse in demand and to finance government expenditure. Interest rate cuts will…"
Published in Policy Briefs
Business Day - 27 April 2020 by Neva Makgetla (TIPS Senior Economist) Read online at Business Day. Or read as a PDF."
Published in TIPS In the News
Engineering News - 24 April 2020 by Marleyn Arnoldi Read online at Engineering News"
Published in TIPS In the News

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla (TIPS)
Both South Africa and the world face an economic crash as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The downturn, which threatens to rival the Great Depression, results from the need to take extraordinary efforts to limit the contagion. Internationally, the consequence has been plummeting demand, especially in the global North, with falling export…"
Published in Policy Briefs
Business Report - 19 April 2020 by Edward West Read online at Business Report"
Published in TIPS In the News
Engineering News - 17 April 2020 by Simone Liedtke Read online at Engineering News"
Published in TIPS In the News
Business Day - 13 April 2020 by Neva Makgetla (TIPS Senior Economist) Read online at Business Day. Or read as a PDF."
Published in TIPS In the News