Dr Roelof Botha

As a previous winner of several awards, including the Finmedia Economist of the Year Award and with more than 40 years of experience, Dr Roelof Botha is exceptionally well-qualified to advise executives and managers on the following key aspects of the imminent post-pandemic environment:

  • Clear indications of a swift global economic recovery
  • An imminent further recovery of the rand exchange rate & the long-term bond yield
  • The strategic role of agriculture
  • Key drivers of higher domestic growth from the 3rd quarter onwards

His past experience includes: Economic policy advisor at National Treasury; financial editor of a daily newspaper; economics lecturer at several Universities; and chief economist of the SA Federated Chamber of Industries. He teaches Applied Economics at GIBS (part-time), is a columnist for Netwerk24, Beeld, Afgriland and the Agri Western-Cape Bulletin, is Economic Advisor to the Optimum Investment Group and has authored more than 500 research papers and articles. He also authors The Bright Side, published monthly by Currencies Direct.

He accurately predicted the recovery of the rand during bouts of unnatural weakness (2002; 2016; and 2020), based on a thorough analysis of indicators confirming the existence of a sufficient level of fundamental economic and financial stability in SA.