Dr Neva Makgetla

Senior Economist
South Africa

Dr Neva Makgetla has been Senior Economist: Trade and Industrial Policy at Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) since November 2015. In this period she has published extensively on industrial policy and on specific value chains, and on the socio-economic challenges facing South Africa, especially employment creation, inequality, the energy transition, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Makgetla was Deputy Director General for Economic Policy in the Economic Development Department from 2010 to 2015. Before joining EDD, Makgetla worked for the Presidency, the DBSA and COSATU as well as other government departments. Prior to 1994 she worked in various universities in Africa and the United States. She is currently a member of the National Minimum Wage Commission.

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