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.

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If you would like to attend please contact Rozale Sewduth at Please specify food allergies if any, as a light lunch will be served prior to the seminar.

  • Date Friday, 25 July 2008
  • Venue TIPS/ The Commark Trust Office, 826 Government Avenue, Pretoria
Presenter: Sandy Lowitt obtained a Baccalaur ©at International in Geneva and went on to complete a Master of Commerce (MCom) degree in economics at the University of the Witwatersrand. She taught Economics at Wits University until 1994 when she joined the Gauteng Department of Finance and Economic Affairs. She still…

  • Date Friday, 27 June 2008
  • Venue TIPS/ The Commark Trust Office, 826 Government Avenue, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Victor Tokman
Presenter:  Victor Tokman is an economic advisor to the President of Chile, based in Santiago. He has a doctorate degree in economics from Oxford University, an MA in Development Studies from the University of Chile and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) degree from the University of Rosario in Argentina. He…

  • Date Friday, 30 May 2008
  • Venue TIPS/ The Commark Trust Office, 826 Government Avenue, Pretoria
Reducing Exchange Rate Volatility and Supporting Competitiveness Co-ordinators Prof. Dr. E. Schaling Prof. Dr. E. Schaling studied macroeconomics at the Faculty of Economic and Business Administration at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, currently Europe's number one faculty in terms of research output. After obtaining his doctorate at the same university with…

  • Date Friday, 28 March 2008
  • Venue TIPS/ The Commark Trust Office, 826 Government Avenue, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Stephen Hanival
A Review of South Africa's Industrial Policy Co-ordinator: Stephen Hanival is the Director of TIPS. He holds an MSc Degree in Economics from the University of London and an undergraduate degree from the University of Cape Town. He was previously the Chief Director: Services Sectors and the Director of Policy…

  • Date Friday, 25 January 2008
Multiple Crops and Local Distribution Models for Poverty Alleviation: Feasibility and Recommendations Co-ordinator: Tracy van der Heidjen (independent consultant: ComMark): Tracy holds an Honours degree in Economics and Law from Wits. She has 7 years economic research experience in banking (at the Treasury) and stock broking, and 5 years in…

  • Date Thursday, 06 March 2008
The New EPAs - Comparative Analysis of Contents & Challenges of 2008 Co-ordinator: Mareike Meyn (ODI, UK): Mareike is a research officer at the International Economic Development Group of ODI. She has recently worked on South,South trade in Special Products and on assessments of the loss by Botswana and Namibia…

  • Date Friday, 25 April 2008
  • Venue TIPS / The ComMark Trust Office, 826 Government Avenue, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers Glen Robbins
FDI, Firms and Domestic Linkages: Reflecting on SADC through Case Studies Co-ordinator: Glen Robbins is a part-time Researcher at the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal and freelance consultant specialising in regional and local economic development, with a focus on regional and city economic development strategies, infrastructure planning and…

  • Date Friday, 25 January 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
The Development Dialogue Seminar series is a new Seminar Series hosted by TIPS and the Commark Trust. The Seminars will generally be held in the afternoon of the last Friday of the month, and will start at 14h00 and conclude at 15h30 though discussions can continue after 15h30. However, for…
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