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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

2015 Annual General Meeting of SAIIA's Western Cape Branch

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of SAIIA's Western Cape branch, with a keynote address by Professor Alan Hirsch on 'How can African leaders engage with the challenge of inequality?'

Event details

Date:           Wednesday 18 November 2015
Time:          17h00, with Keynote Address at 18h00
Venue:        Mountain Club of SA, 97 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Entrance is free to SAIIA members, and R30 to non-members and R15 to students.

Download the address by Professor Alan Hirsch on ' pdf  How can African leaders engage with the challenge of inequality? (266.91 kB) '

AGM Agenda:

1.    Welcome & Apologies
2.    Approval of the  pdf  Minutes of the 2014 Annual General Meeting (97.47 kB)         
3.    Matters arising
4.    Presentation and adoption of Annual Report for 2015
5.    Presentation and adoption of Financial Report for 2014-2015                  
6.    General

Speaker biography

Alan Hirsch is Professor of Development Policy and Practice and has directed the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at UCT since 2013. He was born in Cape Town and educated in Economics, Economic History and History at UCT, Wits and Columbia. After teaching economic history and economics at the University of Cape Town, he joined the South African Department of Trade and Industry in 1995, managing industry and technology policy. He worked at the South African Presidency from 2002 to 2012 where he managed economic policy, represented the Presidency at the G20, and was co-chair of the G20 Development Working Group. He has served or serves on the boards of a range of research or training centres including the European Centre for Development Policy Management and the Waikato School of Management. He was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School, was a regular visiting professor at the Graduate School of Governance at Maastricht University, directed the International Growth Centre’s research in Zambia for 5 years, and remains a member of the OECD secretary-general’s Inclusive Growth Advisory Panel. He writes about  economic development issues, including Season of Hope - Economic Reform under Mandela and Mbeki and recently co-edited The Oxford Companion to South African Economics.