Announcements (9)

TIPS Annual Forum is taking place on 13-14 June 2017 at DBSA Vulindlela Conference Centre in Midrand. The theme this year is Industrialisation and Sustainable Growth. Registration is now open. For more about the Forum go to To register online go to Forum 2017 registration.
The new Industrial Policy for Policy Makers (IPPM) training programme will be held alongside APORDE 2017 in September. Call for applications for participants to attend closes on 8 June 2017. For more information and details of how to apply see call for applications.
The TIPS Development Dialogue seminar on the latest thinking on industrial policy will be held at our offices in Pretoria on 31 May 2017. For more information and details of how to register go to Development Dialogue. Presenters: Sandy Lowitt and Neva Makgetla (TIPS). Discussant: Garth Strachan (Department of Trade and Industry).
Internship Position available in South Africa for 6/12 months: TIPS has one intern position available for an international student (recently or about to graduate at masters level) who is looking to work in South Africa in the field of industrial development. Closing date for applications is 31 May 2017. For more about the position and how to apply see International Intern Position.
Friday, 21 April 2017

Read the latest TIPS newsletter

The latest TIPS newsletter profiles some of our recent projects including the latest Manufacturing Composite Investment Tracker; TIPS's work for the Department of Trade and Industry's agro-processing desk; and TIPS's input to the Fees Commission on fee-free higher education and training. Read more here.
The April TIPS Development Dialogue seminar was on public procurement and industrial development. For more information and copies of the presentations go to  Development Dialogue. Presenters: Rod Crompton, Judith Fessehaie, Simon Roberts (CCRED), Neva Makgetla, Asanda Fotoyi (TIPS). Discussant: Edwin Ritchkin
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. Additional topics in this edition include briefing notes on scenarios for US protectionism and the 2017/8 budget and industrialisation. See The Real Economy Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2016.
The South Africa-European Union Sustainability Transition Dialogue is hosting five multi-stakeholder workshops around the country in the first half of 2017. These will be held in Johannesburg (February), Limpopo (March), Pretoria (April), Ethekwini (May) and Western Cape (June). For more information and how to apply go to Workshops. 
The Manufacturing Circle Investment Tracker (MCIT) measures investment by manufacturing enterprises in property, plant and equipment, research and development, and human capital. The Fourth Quarter 2016 is available to download or read online: MCIT Q4 2016