Investment Dynamics in South Africa’s Manufacturing Sector

  • Date: Wednesday, 08 February 2017
  • Venue: TIPS
  • Main Speakers: Baba-Tamana Gqubule (TIPS), Xhanti Payi (Nascence Advisory & Research), Christopher Wood (TIPS), Kelello Mashiane (TIPS), Moleboheng Ntene (SARS)
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Presentation and Panel Discussion
 Baba-Tamana Gqubule (TIPS) and Xhanti Payi (Nascence Advisory & Research): Presentation on Outcomes of the latest quarterly Manufacturing Circle Investment Tracker
 Christopher Wood (TIPS) and Kelello Mashiane (TIPS): Presentation on FDI Data
 Moleboheng Ntene (Reserve Bank): Presentation on Reserve Bank data

Discussant from the dti


The quarterly Manufacturing Circle Investment Tracker (MCIT) is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle. It serves to track firm-level investment trends in the South African manufacturing sector. The data on the findings from the third quarter 2016 manufacturing investment trends will be presented. 
The FDI Data for Policymakers database has been run by TIPS with support from the Department of Trade and Industry. It is a database that is monitoring and tracking Foreign Direct Investments. The development dialogue will present the initial findings of the project.


Baba-Tamana Gqubule: Baba has a Masters in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a Bachelor of Economics Honours degree from Rhodes University. She has experience as a Policy Analyst at the Economic Development Department.
Xhanti Payi: Xhanti has worked as an analyst at Investec Wealth & Investment, an Economist at Stanlib Asset Managers and was a Country Risk Manager at Standard Bank (CIB). Payi studied at UCT and the University of London. Currently, Payi is the MD at Nascence Advisory & Research, a strategy consulting and research outfit.

Christopher Wood: Chris is a TIPS economist focusing on trade and industry policy. He previously worked as a researcher in economic diplomacy at the South African Institute of International Affairs.
Kelello Mashiane: Kelello is a researcher at TIPS. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UNISA, and worked as a research assistant at the Economic Development Department, where she worked on several data collection projects and provided research support to the Chief Economist.
Moleboheng Ntene: Moleboheng is a Senior Economist at the South African Reserve Bank in the Economic Research and Statistics Department (Balance of Payments division). She is primarily responsible for monitoring financial account flows and conducting other research related to the balance of payments. She has a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Policy Issues from the University of Johannesburg. 

Date: Wednesday 8 February 2017      

Time: 13h30 – 16h00

Venue: TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria

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