Economic Insights Conference: The Economy Matters – 23 March 2022

We could not have predicted the current state of affairs, but the Russian war will undoubtedly impact South Africa and our planned economic recovery post COVID.

With so much at stake, is it possible to industrialise South Africa, to revive the once robust manufacturing sector, tourism, agriculture, and other large contributors to GDP? Can the Government and regulators create a conducive environment and expediate the removal of barriers that stall investment and growth.

Join our panel of experts and industry leaders as we discuss and debate our economic prospects.

  • Host: Prof Justin Barnes, executive director of Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS);


  • Prof Adrian Saville, GIBS faculty and investment specialist at Genera Capital;
  • Zeph Nhleko, chief economist at DBSA;
  • Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, head of investment and infrastructure office at The Presidency;
  • Dr Faith Mashele, chartered procurement and supply professional at FCIPS;
  • Kevin Lings, chief economist at Stanlib;
  • Thabi Leoka, economist and speaker;
  • Henk Langenhoven, chief economist, Minerals Council South Africa;
  • Barbara Creecy, minister of forestry and fisheries and environmental affairs of the Republic of South Africa;
  • Lebo Mdhaldhla, head environmental sustainability VWSA;
  • Prof Nick Binedell, founding director of GIBS, and strategy professor;
  • Philippa Rodseth, executive director, Manufacturing Circle;
  • Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO TBCSA;
  • Ann Bernstein, executive director at CDE;
  • Dr Ismail Vadi, GIBS adjunct faculty, former member of the Executive Council for Roads and Transport in the Gauteng Provincial Government, South Africa;
  • Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist, FNB Business, Agriculture;
  • Mandy Rambharos, GM, Just Energy Transition, Eskom;
  • Prof Barend Erasmus, dean: Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, UP;
  • Thomas Garner, chairman of SAIPPA; and
  • Gina Schoeman, managing director, head of CEEMEA Economics; head of South Africa Research; and South African economist at Citi Research

Date: 23 March 2022
Time: 08:30 – 16:00

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  • Online: R 4200 – Discount 20% for SAVCA members (R 3360)
  • Classroom: R 5300 – Discount 20% for SAVCA members (R 4240)

BOOK DIRECTLY WITH: Belinda Boxall to qualify for this discount!

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On-Campus & Virtual

On-Campus & Virtual

Event Starts

03/23/2022 8:30am

Event Ends

05/23/2022 4:00pm

Ticket Cost

Price: Online: R 4200, Discount 20% for SAVCA members (R 3360) / Classroom, R 5300, Discount 20% for SAVCA members (R 4240)

Contact Person

Belinda Boxall


+27 11 771 4318