The TIPS Annual Forum will be held on June 13-14 in Pretoria. The theme this year is Industrialisation and Sustainable Growth. People wishing to contribute papers are invited to submit their title and abstracts of up to 500 words. The submission date has been extended to 3 February 2017. For more on how make a submission and the focus of the topics see Tips Forum 2017.
This year's TIPS Development Dialogue seminars start on Tuesday January 24 with a panel discussion on US-SA trade relations and AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act). For more information and details of how to register go to Development Dialogue. Presenters: Faizel Ismail (TIPS and UCT), Malose Letsoalo (the dti), Tinashe Kapuya (Agricultural Business Chamber) and Christopher Wood (TIPS)
TIPS Research Fellow Dr Tracy Ledger is a food systems researcher and activist. Her book "An Empty Plate" looks at what we need to do to build a new system based on equity and social justice. Read more about it here. And read about why she decided to write the book here. (Available in selected shops, from takealot.com and also on Kindle)
The Real Economy Bulletin is a review of quarterly trends, developments and data in the real economy, together with analysis of the main manufacturing industries and key data in Excel format. Aditional topics in this edition include briefing notes on the national minimum wge and manufacturing and food and inflations. See The Real Economy Bulletin - Third Quarter 2016.