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Dr Roelof Botha
Roelof Botha
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Pretoria South Africa
Preferred Language:
Afrikaans, English
Tags:
Economist,Finance,Professional Speaker
Profile:
As a seasoned veteran of the public speaking circuit in Southern Africa, Guest Speaker Dr Botha has managed to captivate audiences with his unique style of blending the serious matters of economics and politics with the lighter side of life. His presentations are regarded as broadly motivational, in terms of highlighting research that confirms numerous positive structural changes in the Southern African economy.

Dr Roelof Botha received his early schooling in Stockholm (Sweden), Cologne (Germany), The Hague (The Netherlands), Christiana (North West), Cape Town and Pretoria. His Honours and Master’s degrees in economics were both obtained cum laude at the University of Pretoria, whilst the Doctorate was completed at the University of Johannesburg. He has followed a diversified career in management accounting; financial journalism; lecturing; consulting; and economic research.
 
He is a regular commentator & columnist on topical macroeconomic issues (in the national and regional media) and has authored many articles, books and research publications.

In 2005, Roelof Botha received the prestigious Finmedia Economist of the Year award, based on the accuracy of forecasts of key economic indicators.  He remains involved with macroeconomic research and is a Senior Adjunct Faculty member of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Over the past three decades, more than 400 companies & employer organisations have utilised his services in providing forecasts of economic indicators, mostly for purposes of strategic planning.
 
He currently researches & writes columns on topical macro economic & socio-political issues for a national daily newspaper and three different agricultural sector publications (including Afgriland).  He has also been an economic advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers for the past 25 years. As a keen sportsman, he has participated in competitive soccer (also as a coach), cricket and sport parachuting & is a member of the Gideons.
 
'Higher growth beckons in 2018' is an informed keynote address by Dr Roelof Botha, who's past experience as an economic policy advisor at National Treasury and regular discussions with political analysts (including his father, who served in the late Nelson Mandela’s first Cabinet) also allow him to provide sensible reflections on the policy environment, in general, and the likely implications of the imminent leadership change in Government, in particular.
 
He accurately predicted the retention of investment grade for South Africa’s sovereign bonds by Moody’s in November 2017 as well as the dramatic recovery of the rand during the last quarter of 2017, based on a thorough analysis of indicators confirming the country’s fundamental fiscal and monetary stability. For a provocative keynote that provides a balanced and authoritative perspective on South Africa’s economic and political outlook, mingled with some optimism, Roelof Botha is your speaker of choice.
As a seasoned veteran of the public speaking circuit in Southern Africa, Guest Speaker Dr Botha has managed to captivate audiences with his unique style of blending the serious matters of economics and politics with the lighter side of life. His presentations are regarded as broadly motivational, in terms of highlighting research that confirms numerous positive structural changes in the Southern African economy.

Dr Roelof Botha received his early schooling in
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Dr Roelof Botha

*Latest Presentation*The Ramaphosa Effect – early signs of economic revival - An informed keynote address by Dr Roelof Botha

As a previous winner of the Finmedia Economist of the Year Award and with more than 40 years of experience, Dr Roelof Botha is exceptionally well-qualified to advise executives and managers on prospects for the South African economy in 2018, including the following:

Higher economic growth on the cards
Welcome return of the primary sectors
Global economy gaining some momentum
Rand exchange continues to stabilise
Interest rates on their way down
Fiscal consolidation is achievable
Combating of corruption to take centre stage
Higher growth beckons in 2018An informed keynote address by Dr Roelof Botha

The global economy & megatrends
US economy narrowing the growth gap with China
Europe to remain in zero growth mode
Drivers of US dollar strength
The commodity cycle slump – when will it end?

Socio-political overview – South Africa
Labour unrest – a serious threat, but potential solutions exist
Unpacking the NDP- which objectives will receive priority?
Time running out for the tripartite alliance
Public sector competitiveness scorecard since 2009

Prospects for the regional & South African economy
Rising stars of sub-Saharan Africa
Low interest rate environment set to continue
Relatively stable exchange rate expected over the medium term
Trends in household consumption expenditure
Capital formation trends
Gradual return of the “wealth effect”
Current constraints facing business
PRESENTATIONS by Dr Roelof Botha

*Latest Presentation*The Ramaphosa Effect – early signs of economic revival -
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Client to supply the following:
 
Laptop
Data projector
Screen
Lapel microphone
The presentation will be in powerpoint (no audio) and Roelof brings same on a memory stick.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Client to supply the following:
 
Laptop
Data p
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