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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:
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 more than 500 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.
 
As a seasoned veteran of the public speaking circuit in Southern Africa, 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.
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Dr Roelof Botha

Theme: South Africa’s challenges & opportunities in 2015 & 2016

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
Modest optimism over higher economic growth in 2015 & 2016

Note: Due to 40 yearsʹ experience in macroeconomic policy research and application and a proven track record in accurately forecasting trends in key short-term and medium-term economic indicators, Dr Roelof Botha is well-positioned to reflect on the above issues, particularly via some tangible reasons for optimism that South Africa could return to a 4%-plus growth rate in 2017.
PRESENTATIONS by Dr Roelof Botha

Theme: South Africa’s challenges & opportunities in 2015 & 2016

Ryder:
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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