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South Africa Economic Update

When: Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Where: Parktown Management Campus
Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School
Start time:18:00

Thembeka Hlatshwayo on (011) 717-3617 or

The Wits Business School, in partnership with the World Bank, will host a panel discussion to unpack the latest South Africa Economic Update report.

The report focuses on recent economic developments in South Africa and the relationship between private investment and job creation. It analyses the effectiveness and efficiency, cost, and impact of investment tax incentives (ITIs) granted to the various economic sectors for additional investment and job creation.

Panellists include:

  • Dr S├ębastien Dessus: Main author, World Bank Program Leader: Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
  • Garth Strachan: Deputy Director General: Industrial Development Division, Department of Trade and Industry
  • Philippa Rodseth: Executive Director, Manufacturing Circle; Professor Kalu Ojah: Deputy Head of School and Professor of Finance, Wits Business School

The event will be facilitated by Saleem Karimjee, Senior Manager, Southern African Region for the International Finance Corporation.

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