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Well-known economist to talk at expo
10:07 (GMT+2), Fri , 09 September 2016
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Dr Roelof Botha.

The AGFO Expo organisers are indebted to PricewaterhouseCoopers for sponsoring the participation of renowned economist, Dr Roelof Botha, who will address the  audience at the AGFO Expo on “South
 Africa’s challenges and opportunities in 2016 and beyond”. Botha has been  an economic adviser for Pricewater-houseCoopers for many years. He is an experienced presenter and sought-after consultant.

In 2005, he received the Sake-24/Absa award for economist of the year, based on the accuracy of forecasts on key economic indicators. He is a regular commentator on topical macroeconomic issues in both the national and regional media, and has authored more than 100 articles, books and research publications.

 Botha’s broad experience includes being a management accountant for a listed industrial company, financial editor for a daily newspaper, economic policy adviser at the Department of Finance, senior economics lecturer at the universities of Pretoria and Johannesburg, chief economist for the South African Federated Chamber of Industries, and visiting lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and the Tshwane University of Technology.

As a seasoned veteran of the public speaking circuit in Southern Africa, Botha has managed to captivate audiences with his unique style of blending serious matters of economics and politics with the lighter side of life.



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