Economic Growth: A Country of Two Agricultures – a Budget Reflection
Alumni Thought Leadership Networking event facilitated by the Western Cape Alumni Association chapter
South Africa has remained a country of ‘two agricultures’. On the one hand we have a subsistence, primarily non-commercial, black farming segment. On the other hand, we have a predominantly commercial, well-resourced white farming sector with access to domestic and international trade networks.
Book now to join Wandile Sihlobo as he shares insights in the South African economy, from an agricultural economic perspective.. Wandile explores a framework for bolstering growth in the black farming segment.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Chief Economist: Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz); Author
Wandile Sihlobo is the Chief Economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz) and the author of two books, “A Country of Two Agricultures: The Disparities, the Challenges, the Solutions (2023)” and “Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity, and Agriculture (2020)”.
He is a Senior Lecturer Extraordinary at the Department of Agricultural Economics at Stellenbosch University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand.
Sihlobo was appointed as a member of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council in 2019 (and re-appointed in 2022), having served on the Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture from 2018.He is also a member of the Council of Statistics of South Africa (Stats SA) and a Commissioner at the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC).
He is the Chairman of the Agribusiness Working Group of the BRICS Business Council (South Africa). He is a columnist for Business Day, The Herald and Farmers Weekly magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Fort Hare and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Stellenbosch University.
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