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Dr Roelof Botha

By virtue of his father’s diplomatic career, Dr Roelof Botha received his early schooling in Sweden, The Netherlands, and Germany. Since then, a diversified career in management accounting, financial journalism, lecturing, research and consulting has provided opportunities to contribute to the formulation of macro-economic policies within several of the SADC countries.

His Honours and Masters degrees were both obtained cum laude at the University of Pretoria, whilst the Doctorate was completed at Rand Afrikaans University.

He was granted three achievement bursaries and won two academic excellence awards during his studies. He has participated in competitive soccer, cricket and sport parachuting. In 2005, he received the Sake-24/ABSA award for Economist of the Year, based on the accuracy of forecasts of key economic indicators. He has been an economic advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers for the past 14 years.

Combined with teaching courses in applied macroeconomics at the University of Pretoria, The University of Johannesburg (formerly RAU), the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and Tshwane University of Technology, this has ensured continued exposure to decision-makers in virtually all of the country’s economic sectors. His consulting clients read like an extract from the JSE, but also include public sector agencies and several international organisations.

Areas of expertise include overviews and forecasts of key economic indicators (e.g. exchange rates, interest rates, GDP growth and capital formation); trends with regard to emerging market economies; the envisaged impact of the 2010 Soccer World Cup; and the phenomenon of globalisation.

In his own unique style of blending the serious matters of economics and politics with the lighter side of life, Dr Botha has managed to captivate audiences around the country. Most of his presentations are regarded as broadly motivational, in terms of highlighting research that confirms numerous positive structural changes in the South African economy, including an objective reflection on the future of the country and the SADC region.

What our clients say ...

"Insightful with a twist of humour. Dr Botha leaves a whole lot of food for thought - he's a great speaker!"
Vasu Moodley, ME: Bakeries, Tiger Brands

“Thank you so much for your enormous contribution to yesterday’s successful conference. I have had great feedback overall and the audience certainly enjoyed your facilitation. I would most certainly want to approach you again for next year’s event! Delegate comments:
• Good summaries
• I love his sense of humour
• Very knowledgeable and I like the way he summarized each speaker
• Roelof made this an exciting and “light” but honest and topical event
• Very entertaining and kept the discussions interesting. Did a very good job!”
Megan Watkins, Conference Co-Ordinator, Gordon Institute of Business, 2008

"I found Roelof extremely interactive and very gripping in keeping my attention focus on economy."
"Dr Botha brings in an incridible wealth of knowledge in SA and World Economic trends. Very stimulating discussions."
Delegates, SAP Winning Insight Programme 2009

“Thank you for your participation on The Economic Outlook for South Africa 2007 conference GIBS greatly appreciates your contribution to the conference, both on the day and in the preparation before hand. The conference has been very well received, and footage taken by the SABC was broadcast during the 7 o’clock news on Tuesday night (30 January).
In regards to the formal evaluations by delegates that we received, your presentation drew the following
• Very fiery and entertaining - good points!
• Brilliant!
• Some good forthright views
• Excellent combination of humour with message
• Brutal truth and honesty on political state of the economy - both positive and negative constructive criticism
• Very applicable
• Charismatic and topical. Humorous
• Has issues and love for South Africa
• Very exciting speaker
With the controversial nature of the topic, one could expect a wide range of audience views on all the presentations. However, this panel discussion was one of the highlights of the day.”
Megan Watkins, Conference Co-Ordinator, Gordon Institute of Business, 2007
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