Economic Affairs Business Forum
Presentation: Review of the State of eThekwini’s Economy.
StatsSA recently released Q2 2019 Quarterly Labour Force Survey Statistics, which painted a grim picture for job hopefuls in our economy (29% national unemployment rate). As the national news quietens down, it is important for decision-makers to zoom into Durban’s unique picture and understand the root issues, in order to carry out informed actions. Join us as we review the state of eThekwini’s economy.
Presented by Tshegang Chipeya, Senior Economic Research Advisor in the Policy, Strategy, Information and Research (PSIR) Department in the Economic Development Unit at eThekwini Municipality.
Tshegang Chipeya is a Senior Research Advisor and Programme Lead for eThekwini Municipality’s economic intelligence platform; The Durban EDGE. In her tenure at eThekwini Municipality, Chipeya has overseen the production of regular quarterly economic publications on topical issues in the economy, including an annual “State of the Economy” release, which she presents at various local and national forums. She also oversees the hosting of quarterly topical economic conferences; featuring key local and international thought leaders. She served at Urban-Econ Development Economists for numerous years, as a Development Economist, and produced extensive sector strategies, in-depth feasibility and market research studies and economic assessments throughout KwaZulu-Natal Province.