Videos 2023

OPENING SESSION
 
 

Opening and context of the conference: Saul Levin (TIPS)
Welcome: Fiona Tregenna (SARChI, UJ)
Keynote address: Nimrod Zalk

Moderator: Lesego Moshikaro-Amani (TIPS)


 SESSION 1

INDUSTRIAL POLICY AFTER THE COVID-19 DOWNTURN

 
 

Moderator: Gillian Chigumira (TIPS)

Speakers:

Nishal Robb: Domestic economic trends

Saul Levin presenting on behalf of Neva Makgetla: The political economic context for industrial policy

Itumeleng Mokoena: Trends in the global political economy and trade

Muhammed Patel presenting on behalf of Nokwanda Maseko: The climate crisis


SESSION 2

TOWARDS A NEW INDUSTRIAL POLICY IN SOUTHERN

 
 
 
Moderator: Lauralyn Kaziboni (EY)

Speakers:

Leseko Makhetha: Industrial Policy in Southern Africa: The New Structural Economics Perspective

Sand Mba-Kalu: ndustrial policy response and trade cycle in Southern Africa

Alexish Habiyaremye: Industrial policy for technological sovereignty in the context of shifting geopolitical power balance


SESSION 3

AN INCLUSIVE ENERGY TRANSITION

 
 

Moderator: Lutfiyah Suliman

Speakers:

Katharina Gihring: How can the Circular Economy enable a just transition for South Africa?

Nicholas van Doesburgh: A just transition and the political economy of a green industrial policy in South Africa


SESSION 4

CHANGING SKILLS LANDSCAPE AND ITS IMPACT ON JOBS

 
 
 
Moderator: Cheryl-Lyn Selman (CCRED)

Speakers:

David Fadiran: Persistence in employability and wages of youth post-wage subsidies: Matched firm employee level evidence from South Africa

Justin Visagie: Cities, Productivity and Jobs in South Africa 

Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen: The Skills We Have and the Skills We Need: An assessment of skills planning in national government’s economic policies


SESSION 5

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN AN ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE

 
 

Moderator: Shimukunku Manchishi (Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research)

Speakers:

Sören Hilbrich: The implementation of sustainability taxonomies: The case of South Africa

Jason F. Bell: Green hydrogen for sustainable (re)industrialisation in South Africa: Industrial policy for difficult-to-abate industries and linkages developmen

Nicola Wills: Domestic carbon offsetting standards and the international and institutional experience

Seutame Maimele: The European Green Deal (EGD) and its implication for African Trade

Alboricah Tokologo Rathupetsane: Nipping economic stagnation in the bud - the role of transmission infrastructure in South Africa’s green economy industrialisation


SESSION 6

THE RESHAPING OF GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS IN MANUFACTURING

 
 

Moderator: Cornelius Dube (Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries) 

Speakers:

Odwa Mtati: SMME manufacturing decline in South Africa - Drivers and lessons from other developing economies

Mohau Isaac Moahludi: How not to industrialise? Industrialisation without energy, cannot be good for economic growth and employment creation

Elvis K. Avenyo: Routes to diversification in Africa: Linkages, pulling dynamics and opportunities in medium-high tech supply chains

Vuyiswa Mkhabela: Nearshoring and reshoring: the changing sourcing strategies of South African apparel retailer

Alboricah Tokologo Rathupetsane: Nipping economic stagnation in the bud - the role of transmission infrastructure in South Africa’s green economy industrialisation


SESSION 7

STRENGTHENING REGIONAL AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAINS

 
 

Moderator: Phumzile Ncube (UJ)

Speakers:

Dominic Ramos: Climate change and regional trade: Promoting resilience among regional transport and agricultural supply chains

Olwethu Shedi: Market development for regional industrialisation and sustainability: the case of the soybean to poultry value chain

Wendy Engel: Climate change investment opportunities in South African agriculture


SESSION 8

FOSTERING INNOVATION AND R&D FOR INDUSTRIAL GROWTH

 
 
 
Moderator: Toto Matshediso (DSI)

Speakers:

Rendani Mamphiswana: Understanding declining business sector R&D investment in South Africa: Implications for industrial policy

Freeman Mateko: Opportunities for Southern Africa in emerging technologies: How the global South should adapt to and take advantage of emerging technologies

Rex Asiama: Drivers of medium- and high-technology manufacturing in African countries


PLENARY SESSION
 
 

Moderator: Baba-Tamana Gqubule (JET IP PMU)

Closing Panel Discussion:

Mbongeni Ndlovu (B&M Analyst)
Ayanda Hlatshwayo (Treasury)
Thando Vilakazi (CCRED)
Boitumelo Molete (Labour: COSATU

Closing: Tebogo Makube (the dtic)


 

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