Workshops

African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) APORDE is an annual training programme that brings together academics, policymakers and civil society representatives to investigate economic development options. It aims to build capacity in economics and economic policymaking. The course is run for two weeks and consists of lectures and seminars…

  • Date Monday, 05 September 2016
  • Time 18:30 for 19:00
  • Venue Braamfontein Campus Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Senate House. Wits University, Johannesburg
  • Main Speakers Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs
  • For enquiries or to register please contact rozale@tips.org.za
Alice Amsden Memoria Lecture Topic: The State-Business Relationship and Industrial Policy Speaker: Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Home Affairs About the Speaker Malusi Gigaba is the Minister of Home Affairs. He was South Africa's Public Enterprises Minister and prior to this appointment, he was the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs for South Africa. Gigaba is…

  • Date Saturday, 06 August 2016
  • Time 14:00
  • Venue Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), 227 Lange Street, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers José Gabriel Palma and Kate Philip (discussant)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact rozale@tips.org.za
  • Organisation Economies of Regions Learning Network in association with the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE)
TOPIC South Africa is among a small group of uniquely unequal countries; if inequality acts as a constraint on growth – and greater equity unlocks it – how does it do so? What are the transmission mechanisms that lead to this effect? Can it be assumed that all forms of…

  • Date Thursday, 30 July 2015
  • Venue Burgers Park Hotel, 424 Lilian Ngoyi St, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Tetsuya Fukunaga from JICA and Jun Morikawa from Hankyu Hanshin Express Co Ltd.
  • For enquiries or to register please contact daphney@tips.org.za
Event: Thursday, 30 July 2015, 09:00 – 12:00 followed by lunch TIPS, in association with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Embassy of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), hosted this workshop to discuss the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) programme and the lessons emanating from the Asian experience.…

  • Date Wednesday, 12 March 2014
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 227 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Workshops facilitated by Professor Mike Morris of the University of Cape Town, Professor Raphael Kaplinsky of the Open University in the UK and Professor Justin Barnes of Benchmarking and Manufadcturing Analysts.
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Rozale Sewduth rozale@tips.org.za
The aim of this workshop is to build research and policy capabilities in the South African government to better understand the dynamics of value chains and in so doing, to contribute to employment growth and productivity enhancement through upgrading. The workshop will address the following issues: What are value chains?…

  • Date Tuesday, 07 June 2011
  • Venue Reserve Bank, Pretoria
  • Organisation National Planning Commission, TIPS and OECD

  • Date Friday, 27 July 2012
  • Venue TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Professor Rhys Jenkins; Lawrence Edwards
  • For enquiries or to register please contact RSVP by email: Ipeleng@tips.org.za to confirm attendance
TIPS has the pleasure to invite you to a follow-up workshop discussing the impact of China on South Africa. The main objective of the workshop is to engage in a discussion on the impacts of bilateral trade with China on the domestic economy (in terms of employment, wages, output and…

  • Date Thursday, 27 October 2011
  • Venue the Vulindlela Auditorium, Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Ipeleng Mohlala - Ipeleng@tips.org.za
  • Organisation World Bank
Trade and Industrial Policy and Strategies (TIPS) and the World Bank cordially invite you to a conference on Improving Competitiveness for Job Creation: Technology, Access to Finance and Industrial Policy, to be held on October 27, 2011 in the Vulindlela Auditorium, Development Bank of Southern Africa. Competitiveness and Job Creation …

  • Date Monday, 16 November 2009
  • Venue Premier Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa
  • For enquiries or to register please contact For more information and details on the workshop, contact Mmatlou Kalaba at mmatlou@tips.org.za or Tanya Claassen at Tanya@tips.org.za826 Government Ave
    Arcadia, 0083
    PRETORIA, South Africa
    Tel: 27 (0) 12 431 7900
    Fax: 27 (0) 12 431 7910
  Announcement of the SADRN Researchers Workshop   Date: 16 – 18 November 2009   Venue: Premier Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa   The Southern African Development Research Network (SADRN) was launched in August 2007 as a broad-based policy and research network. The project is funded by the International Development Research…

  • Date Monday, 24 June 2002
  • Venue Sunnyside Park Hotel, Johannesburg
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Sally Probert; E-mail: sally@tips.org.za
The objective of the workshop was to present preliminary results from two studies carried out in South Africa as part of a UK Department for International Development funded research project which has been looking at the impact of globalisation on poverty in four countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Vietnam).

  • Date Thursday, 08 November 2001
  • For enquiries or to register please contact E-mail: tips@tips.org.za
No Further information is available.

  • Date Wednesday, 28 November 2001
  • Venue Johannesburg
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Rashad Cassim; E-mail: rashad@tips.org.za
The World Bank releases an annual report called the Global Economic Prospects and Developing Countries. The team leader of this report Ataman Aksoy from the World Bankgave a seminar on this report at TIPS. He then presented a brief overview of the report, and talked about some of the outstanding…

  • Date Thursday, 13 December 2001
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Eva Moeng; E-mail: tips@tips.org.za
No further information is available for this event.

  • Date Thursday, 05 July 2001
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Eva Moeng; E-mail: kennedym@bidpa.bw
Senior SADC Trade negotiators, researchers and academics met in Gaberone from July 5-6 for the launching of the Southern Africa Trade Research Network (SATRN). Thjis was the first time that senior SADC trade negotiators and researchers have met to map out strategy to enhance the negotiating capacity of SADC negotiators…

  • Date Sunday, 17 November 2002
  • Venue Mowana Safari Lodge, Kasane, Botswana
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Eva Moeng; E-mail: evam@bidpa.bw
The First SATRN Symposium had two main objectives: - To identify ways in which SADC countries can integrate into the Global Trading System; and - To identify key issues of interest to the SADC countries in the review of special and differential treatment currently taking place at the WTO The…

  • Date Monday, 05 August 2002
  • Venue Cape Town
The course consisted of three trade modules covering theoretical issues in international trade, a detailed review of trade in South Africa and the role of trade institutions, specifically the World Trade Organisation.

  • Date Wednesday, 16 October 2002
  • Venue Johannesburg
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Amanda Ryland; Telephone: 011 6456404; E-mail: amanda@tips.org.za
One of the critical issues facing the South African economy is the extent to which trade liberalisation is accompanied by increasing exports. Exports however, are not just dependent on reductions in tariff rates but on a range of other factors. In sum, a successful trade liberalisation program will depend heavily…

  • Date Friday, 14 February 2003
  • Venue Johannesburg
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Sally Probert; Telephone: 011 6456404; E-mail: sally@tips.org.za
TIPS is organised a one day workshop to present the findings of two case studies done by various researchers on Energy Services and Tourism. These sectors are in different ways, of critical importance to the South African Economy. They are also important to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) services negotiations.

  • Date Monday, 05 May 2003
  • Venue Cape Town
  • For enquiries or to register please contact Sally Probert; Telephone: 011 6456404; E-mail: sally@tips.org.za
TIPS is organizing a short course on the Economics of the Environment in Cape Town from the 5th to the 9th of May 2003 The Course will be taught by Myrick Freeman.

  • Date Friday, 28 March 2003
  • Venue Cape Town, South Africa
This was a brief brainstorming workshop on research methodolgy issues with regards to the motor industry development program.
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