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Comment by Rolam Ait Si Birouk on March 12, 2013 at 6:32pm

Saldanha Bay IDZ Panel Discussion

Wednesday 13 March

with Herman Jonker (Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism),

Kaashifah Beukes (Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company), and

Barry Standish (UCT Graduate School of Business)

Please join us for a panel discussion on the Saldanha Bay IDZ to discuss the objectives, mechanisms, drivers, processes, and likely outcomes associated with this very important Western Cape initiative.

Panellist Herman Jonker works at the Western Cape Government’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism, where he started in 2001 after a brief stint in and investment bank in London. His involvement in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry started in October that year when he became responsible for the interface between Government and the industry. His early work centred around Clustering methodology to enhance the competitiveness of the sector, locally. He was responsible for the formation of what is now the South African Oil and Gas Alliance (SAOGA) in 2003 and was closely involved in industry strategy, lobbying and policy formulation for marine related engineering sectors till 2010 (except for an 18 month stint in Latin America). For the past two years he has been in an economic infrastructure unit called Cape Catalyst, where he has been involved in project development work – specifically looking at port related industrial and logistics developments. He is part of the team working on the establishment of the Saldanha Bay IDZ.

Kaashifah Beukes is an Associate at Element Consulting Engineers with 9 years of experience in civil engineering. She is the Senior Manager responsible for Stakeholder Relations at the Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company (LiCO), having previously been a Project Manager on the SBIDZ Feasibility Study team. As a Project Manager, Kaashifah helped scope, plan and co-ordinate the various tasks required for the Feasibility Study, ensuring the integrity of the research both internally and externally, and the coherence of the study with other projects and initiatives undertaken by various public and private entities in the greater Saldanha Bay region.

Barry Standish has three professional roles: · Economist at the UCT Graduate School of Business · Professor of Economics at Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands

Event Details Date: Wednesday 13 March Time: 13:00 - 14:00 (There will be an opportunity for further informal discussions from 14:00 - 15:00.)

Venue: Boardroom 1, UCT Graduate School of Business, Portswood Rd, Green Point

Please RSVP to Tamlyn at


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