Respected economist to address chamber members

Prof Jannie Rossouw.

LYDENBURG – The Lydenburg/Mashishing Business Chamber (incorporating the Eastern Limb Chamber) will hold its first members’ meeting of the year on March 14.The venue is the NG Kerk Lydenburg-Suid hall at 49 Berg Street. The meeting will start at 18:00 for 18:30. The chamber will update its members on various matters and the speaker will be Prof Jannie Rossouw, head of Wits University Business School. Rossouw is a very articulated and respected economist and speaker. He is often heard on radio talk shows and not afraid to speak his mind.He will talk about the 2017 Budget (what was said and not said) and the economic outlook for South Africa.

Those interested contact chairman Leon de Jager on 060-967-1041 before March 7 to book. Cheese and wine will be served.

• Prof Jannie Rossouw was born in Stellenbosch and matriculated at the Menlo Park High School in Pretoria. After his MCom (economics) and MBA studies at the University of Pretoria, he completed a PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

His areas of specialisation are inflation perceptions and expectations, ownership structures of central banks with private shareholders and fiscal sustainability in South Africa, with a focus on the country’s looming fiscal cliff. The latter research was the first to highlight the danger of South Africa facing a fiscal crisis owing to growth trends in civil-service remuneration and social-grant expenditure by the South African government.

He is a member of the South African Academy for Science and Arts and serves on its audit and risk committee. He also chairs the audit and risk committee of the Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument in Paarl and serves as an alternate member of the Gauteng Consumer Affairs Court. What’s more, he is vice president of the Economic Society of South Africa.

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