If you wish to join, in-person at TIPS offices, 234 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria, South Africa or virtually via Zoom please register below. 


Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) invites you to a hybrid Development Dialogue on The Role of Masterplans in South Africa

Date: Wednesday 10 July at 11:00 AM – 13:00 PM (SAST)

11:00 – 11:10 Opening Remarks

11:10 – 12:30 Presentations and discussion:

Neva Makgetla (TIPS) – Outcomes of the Masterplans evaluation

Lunga Msengana (TIPS) – Insights from Masterplans Project Management Unit on lessons learned from implementation

Rudi Dicks (The Presidency) – Discussant

12:30 – 12:55 Discussion
12:55 – 13:00 Closure

This Development Dialogue will evaluate some of the key lessons learned from implementation and the thinking around how we should locate master plans in our industrial policy and some of the key insights from the TIPS evaluation of Masterplans.

It will look at the issues that the project management unit are dealing with on master plans as well as successes and how to better align them with industrial policy. Including the critical role of the PMU, the implementation process and the governance structures while highlighting how we work together and better with all relevant stakeholders to revitalise South Africa’s economy and society through Master Plans.

TIPS Dialogues bring together academics, policymakers, civil society organisations, workers, and practitioners to discuss important issues and share ideas on industrial policy. TIPS is partnering with the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (the dtic).

If you wish to join, in-person at TIPS offices, 234 Lange Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria.

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Dr. Neva Makgetla is a senior economist at TIPS. Makgetla has published widely on the South African economy and worked for many years in government.

Dr. Lunga Msengana is the PMU Head at TIPS. He is a Professional Engineering Technologist registered with Engineering Council of South Africa, he has worked as a technician, business analyst, engineer and project manager. He has had opportunities to work for Denel, Saab Tech, Molapo Technology, and Vodacom as well as more recently as Project Portfolio Manager for Eskom.

Rudi Dicks has been in the trade union movement for most of his life. He held the position of Executive Director of the National Labour and Economic Development Institute (NALEDI) for four years, up until 2013, and is now with the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency as an Outcome Facilitator for Employment and Inclusive Growth. He currently serves on the Advisory committee of the Jobs Fund and the Employment, Income Distribution and Inclusive Growth Research Initiative.

About the Development Dialogue Seminar Series: The objective of the seminar series is to provide a platform to share views and ideas on development and policy issues. These seminars are geared towards individuals that are involved the policy development process. To access the presentations of seminars which have already taken place, visit the TIPS website under events. This Development Dialogue will be held in a hybrid format allowing for both in-person and virtual participation.

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