Weekly Webinars

The aim of the GTAC weekly webinar series is to share knowledge and have robust discussions on a number of broad themes such as strategic projects and initiatives by GTAC, strategic outcomes of government, public sector administration and policy analysis, global events, major social issues and so much more…

The Topic this week is…

“Using Africa’s precious innovation capacity to Bee-Watcher-Watch”

Are we truly tapping into the potential of Africa’s best innovators? In a thought-provoking article by Geci Karuri-Sebina and Amy Mutua, they factually and metaphorically illustrate how a majority of Africa’s civic tech initiatives (which are mainly concentrated in Southern Africa) are focused on monitoring government accountability and effectiveness.

Meanwhile, pressing real-life challenges like energy, food security, health, and climate take a back seat.

Come join us this Friday as Ms Geci Karuri-Sebina (Associate Professor at the Wits School of Governance) and Ms Amy Mutua (Researcher at the Wits School of Governance) share insights on the importance of shifting our focus on all sides (governments, funders, and innovators).

 Hope to see you there!

Date: Friday, 21 July 2023

Time: 14:00 to 15:00
Webinar link: Click here to join the meeting (Microsoft Teams)

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Upcoming Webinars


Quarter 4

Date Topics Speaker
20 – Jan Good Practice Guideline on the Implementation of Smallholder and Emerging Farmer Support Initiatives Danie Swart (Jobs Fund)
Nkgasha Tema (Jobs Fund)
Sonkho Phiri (Jobs Fund)
03 – Feb A Transnet perspective on logistics challenges that SA currently faces Nontokozo Hadebe (Transnet Group)
10 – Feb Showcasing the Infrastructure Fund (IF) Tshiphiri Muedi (Infrastructure Fund)
17 – Feb The Implementation of Effective Blended Finance Support Programmes for SMMEs: Lessons from the Jobs Fund Nazeem Hendricks (Jobs Fund)
Evelyn Leopold George (Jobs Fund)
Ben Kasimukire (Jobs Fund)
03 – Mar Sustainability within Healthcare Martjie Cloete (Western Cape Government’s Department of Health)
10 – Mar Finding solutions to challenges in the Water Sector Mr Vivek Kasseepursad (Director: Capital Projects Appraisal Unit)
17 – Mar SMME Development in the Informal Economy: Lessons from the Jobs Fund Jobs Fund team
Project Preparation Trust
24 – Mar Challenges and Opportunities in Strengthening the South African Centre of Government Dr Li Pernegger and Mr Corrie Smit (GTAC Long Term Advisors)
31 – Mar Covid19 Country Report 2nd edition: Government leadership & governance and legal & regulatory responses Prof Bernd Rosenkranz (President of Fundisa African Academy of Medicines Development and Professor Emeritus, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Stellenbosch University)
Prof Babette Rabie (School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University)
Dr Marietjie Botes (Center of Medical Ethics and Law, Stellenbosch University)
10 – May The launch of the Source Platform Mr Boitumelo Mashilo (Head of Capital Projects Appraisal Unit in GTAC )
Mr Christophe Dossarps (CEO of the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF))
19 – May Covid-19 Country Report 2nd Edition: Chapter 1 – International Cooperation and Trade Prof. Suzy Graham (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Johannesburg)
Prof. Victoria Graham (Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria)
Mr Mancha Johannes Sekgololo (Doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg)
Dr Marcel Nagar (Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Johannesburg)

Quarter 3

Date Topics Speaker
07 – Oct  A Trip to School – Assessment of the Efficient Implementation of Scholar Transport Programme in the Eastern Cape Jamie de Jager
21 – Oct SANSA Space Infrastructure Hub – feasibility study for a bankable project Michael Acres / Andreas Bertoldi
28 – Oct Reviewing the availability and the efficient and effective provision of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the Department of Health Mehleli Mpofu
04 – Nov PPP Review and regulatory change Dorcas Kayo
11 – Nov Building the Capacity of the South African Primary Healthcare Sector through Social Franchising Hilton Sarukunda (Jobs Fund) Linda Toussaint (Unjani Clinics)
25 – Nov FINAL WEBINAR FOR 2022: Contract Management Frameworks Mehleli Mpofu

Quarter 2

Date Topics Speaker
01-Jul Unpacking the Risks Associated With Mega Infrastructure Projects Bruce Dzenga
08-Jul Schools Project: Programme to replace asbestos schools, mobile schools using PPP procurement Pontsho Nchodu
15-Jul A spending review on school infrastructure in the Eastern Cape Amanda Jitsing
22-Jul Technical support to Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality for the implementation of its Growth and Development Strategy Emmanuelle Gille/
Andrew Murray
29-Jul Project Preparation Facility Strover Maganedisa
05-Aug A spending review on the Energy Efficiency Demand Side Management Grant (EEDMS) Karen Hague/Shaun Collins
12-Aug Department of Home Affairs: Six main ports to be targeted for infrastructure improvement.  A redevelopment master plan for these ports must be developed and a suitable funding model identified. Rathipe Nthite
19-Aug Technical advisory support to the UIF to assist with the resolution of the key constraints that are holding back the payment of the Covid-19 TERS Dhiresh Ramklass
26-Aug Determining an appropriate corporate and organisational form for the National Disaster Management Centre based on the situational and options analysis Sipho Dayel
02-Sep Planning, design, and construction of township services at Salvokop Precinct in preparation for four National Departments Office Accommodation PPP projects Nonhlanhla Mtshali
09-Sep BPO Sector Overview – Lessons from CCI Monray Hardnick (Jobs Fund)
Gladwyn Leeuw (CCI)
Anusha Ramraj (CCI)
16-Sep Your heritage, Our Culture – Streamlining and Strengthening of heritage management institutions Nkosana Mpafa/
Amanda Jitsing
23-Sep Is there room for efficiencies at National level: Analysis of the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) Desire Mathibe/
Pebetse Maleka
30-Sept Healthy finances at municipal level = Happy communities! What does it take? Matt Glasser

Quarter 1

Date Topics Speaker
25-Mar Institutional arrangements for the District Development Model (DDM) Li Pernegger
01-Apr DPWI Integrated Resource Efficiency Programme Will Bautista
08-Apr ICT in Government – Are we an e-Government, or just government? -Ctrl+Alt+Delete” SA’s digital gap Shaneel Ragoo
22-Apr Diagnostic Review of the Capacity Building System for Local Government Li Pernegger/
Tracy Ledger
29-Apr Performance monitoring and Evaluation (PME) and Contract Management support of PPPs in South Africa Sithembiso Mkhwanazi
06-May Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Spending on ICT in the Eastern Cape Daniel Makoni
13-May Public Entities review and rationalisation for the North-West Provincial Treasury (NWPT) Dhiresh Ramklass/
Antony Altbeker
20-May Planning for Economic Infrastructure for water treatment and reuse – a Local Government Perspective Themba Mdletshe
27-May Costing ICT Services in the Police Services Group: SAPS, IPID and CSPS Velisubuhle Buti
03-Jun The function shift of Early Childhood Development from the Department of Social Development to the Department of Basic Education Bangani Ngeleza
10-Jun Kopanong office precinct: Providing a good working environment for Gauteng Provincial Government officials Xola Ngamlana
24-Jun Technical assistance in soliciting private sector investment to boost tourism development in the Nature Conservation Space” Lindokuhle Hlatshwayo