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.

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 Tuesday, 24 October 2017
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • For enquiries or to register please contact daphney@tips.org.za
AGENDA Chairperson: Nitin Gunga (the dti) 9:00 - 9:15 Opening and Welcome: Eustace Mashimbye (CEO: Proudly South African) 9:15 - 11:30 Presentation and discussion of research findings Retail and manufacturing: Andrew Mukandila (the dti) Supplier development in the retail sector:  Dave Kaplan (UCT and TIPS Research Associate) Tea break Adverse…

  • Date Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Neva Makgetla, Mbongeni Ndlovu, Philippa Rodseth, Xhanti Payi
  • For enquiries or to register please contact daphney@tips.org.za
Presentations Agro-processing: Manufacturing Circle input to the dti regarding opportunities for transformation and growth through an APSS solution - Philippa Rodseth Aro-processing: An opportunity for manufacturing growth - value chains - Neva Makgetla and Mbongeni Ndlovu Manufacturing Circle Investment Tracker (MCIT) Q1 & Q2 findings: Xhanti Payi Background Since 1998 food processing…

  • Date Monday, 26 June 2017
  • Time 13.30-16.00
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk,Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Wytske Chamberlain (University of Pretoria), Tracy Ledger (TIPS Research Associate)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact daphney@tips.org.za
Presentations on two recent books Inclusive Business in Agriculture. What, how and for whom? Critical insights based on South African cases: presentation by Wytske Chamberlain (University of Pretoria) An Empty Plate: Why we are losing the battle for our food system, why it matters, and how we can win it…

  • Date Wednesday, 31 May 2017
  • Time 13.30-16.00
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Sandy Lowitt and Neva Makgetla (TIPS) Discussant: Garth Strachan (Department of Trade and Industry)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact rozale@tips.org.za
Presentations Practical Ideas in Heterodox Industrial Policy Thinking: Sandy Lowitt (TIPS Research Fellow)South Africa's Industrial Policy - by the Numbers: Neva Makgetla (TIPS Senior Economist) Discussant: Garth Strachan (DDG: Industrial Development Division, Department of Trade and Industry) Background Industrial Policy in the 21st century has fundamentally changed in nature. (Largely)…

  • Date Tuesday, 04 April 2017
  • Time 13h30-16h00
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Rod Crompton, Judith Fessehaie, Simon Roberts (CCRED), Neva Makgetla, Asanda Fotoyi (TIPS)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact rozale@tips.org.za
Presentation and Panel Discussion Rod Crompton and Judith Fessehaie (CCRED)Simon Roberts (CCRED) Neva Makgetla and Asanda Fotoyi Discussant: Edwin Ritchkin Background  The presentation by Rod Crompton will discuss the impact of public procurement policy on Transnet's procurement of 1064 railway locomotives as an instrument to develop local rail rolling stock…

  • 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)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact daphney@tips.org.za
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 Background…

  • Date Tuesday, 24 January 2017
  • Time 13h30-16h00
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Faizel Ismail, Malose Letsoalo, Christopher Wood, Tinashe Kapuya
  • For enquiries or to register please contact natasha@tips.org.za
Presentation and Panel Discussion: Faizel Ismail – TIPS and UCT: AGOA - A Game of Chicken Malose Letsoalo – Department of Trade and IndustrY Christopher Wood – TIPS: Making the Best of AGOA through Export Promotion Policies Tinashe Kapuya - Agricultural Business Chamber: An Agriculture Industry Perspective Background The importance…

  • Date Tuesday, 22 November 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Christopher Wood, Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
TIPS Development Dialogue on behalf of Partnership for Action on Green Economy  DESIGNING POLICY FRAMEWORKS FOR A CLIMATE-COMPATIBLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT TRANSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA The South African Government is progressively introducing the policy changes aimed at supporting the transition to a sustainable development pathway. These processes aim to manage a balancing act…

  • Date Wednesday, 02 November 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Alec Erwin, Ubu Holdings and Sithembiso Mtanga (TIPS)
BUILDING A VALUE CHAIN FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IN AFRICA The Nigerian Market for automobiles is substantial and can readily sustain an automobile industry. In 2012, the country imported about $4 billion worth of automobiles of which about two thirds were pre-owned. Estimated annualdemand for vehicles is over half a…

  • Date Thursday, 01 September 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Professor Karl Ove Moene
The economies in Scandinavia have for long periods had high work effort, small wage differentials, high productivity, and a generous welfare state. The seminar will explore the economic and political equilibrium in these economies and how they combine models of collective wage bargaining, creative job estruction, and welfare spending. The presenter…

  • Date Thursday, 28 July 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Dr Neva Mkagetla
TIPIC: STEEL - WHERE TO FROM HERE? The steel industry is in crisis, with a significant decline in local production, falling prices and global overcapacity.  The crisis has seen the dissolution of Evraz Highveld and threats to other major producers. In response, the government is seeking ways to ensure that…
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  • Date Friday, 27 May 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Baba-Tamana Gqubule; Sithembiso Mtanga
TOPIC: PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING BULLETIN Understanding the trends and views of manufacturing firms contributes to improved implementation of sector strategies and industrial policy.  The Quarterly Manufacturing Bulletin is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle that provides current views of manufacturing firms and an analysis of trends in…

  • Date Wednesday, 09 March 2016
  • Time 10:30 to 12:00
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
BACKGROUND Coming out of the Malaysian experience on a ‘Big Fast Results’ methodology, South Africa ran an Operation Phakisa on the ocean economy. Operation Phakisa is a results-driven approach, involving setting clear plans and targets, on-going monitoring of progress and making these results public. The Phakisa looked at the untapped…

  • Date Monday, 22 February 2016
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
TOPIC: PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING BULLETIN The quarterly manufacturing bulletin is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle. It serves to provide an analysis of firm level trends in the South African manufacturing sector. The focus of this development dialogue will be to present the fourth quarter, 2015, manufacturing…

  • Date Thursday, 21 January 2016
  • Venue Tram Village, 317 Tram Street in Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Thomas Farole ; Faizel Ismail ; Ben Turok
PRESENTATION FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION Session 1: 9:30 – 11:15 Thomas Farole – World Bank Faizel Ismail – UCT and the dti Ben Turok – Institute for African Alternatives Tea Session 2: 11:30 – 12:30: Panel Discussion Background:  The concept of Global Value Chains (GVC) takes forward the idea that the activities that…

  • Date Wednesday, 18 November 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Baba-Tamana Gqubule ; Neva Makgetla
TOPIC: PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING BULLETIN   The quarterly manufacturing bulletin is an initiative of the Manufacturing Circle. It provides an analysis of trends in the South African manufacturing sector. This development dialogue will present the third quarter manufacturing bulletin with the aim of informing policy and facilitating…

  • Date Wednesday, 14 October 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers UMA ADUSUMILLA
SPEAKER: UMA ADUSUMILLA Uma Adusumilli has been heading the Regional Planning department in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), an institution that has wide scope for Regional Planning & Development, Financing, Institution Building and Co-ordination for the last eleven years.  Prior to that, she worked for 15 years as…

  • Date Wednesday, 02 September 2015
Public seminars held during APORDE 2015  1. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY CHALLENGES OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY Speakers: Christopher Cramer and Mushtaq Khan Date:     Wednesday 2 September 2015                  Time:    From 18:30 Venue:  CCRED Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, 5 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank Organised by the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) For…

  • Date Friday, 21 August 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Insights into the manufacturing sector: Outcomes of the latest quarterly Manufacturing Bulletin The quarterly manufacturing bulletin is an initiative of the manufacturing circle. It serves to provide an analysis of trends in the South African manufacturing sector. The focus of this development dialogue will be to present the second quarter,…

  • Date Thursday, 09 July 2015
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 227 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers GAYLOR MONTMASSON-CLAIR, Assistant Programme Manager, Sustainable Growth, TIPS. DR NEVA MAKGETLA, Programme Manager, Trade and Industrial Policy, TIPS
Repositioning electricity planning at the core: An evaluation of South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan Gaylor Montmasson-Clair Background: Energy and electricity issues in particular have recently been high on the South African agenda. Beyond immediate near-term considerations, reviewing the current electricity planning process is both a timely and necessary exercise. This review, based…
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