Dawie Roodt – Keynote Speaker

Chief Economist and a Director at Efficient Group

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Specialist Subjects

  • African Economy
  • Future of Africa
  • Rick and Regulation


  • English


Dawie Roodt is the chief economist and a director at Efficient Group, a financial services company.

His career in economic and political analysis spans over 20 years and includes nine years as an economist at the South African Reserve Bank as well as being the economic editor of a financial publication. His academic qualifications include a Master’s degree (cum laude) in economics.

Dawie Roodt is known for his extensive knowledge of the South African economy, his analytical nature and exceptional communication skills. He is very efficient at conveying complicated economic information in everyday language.

Regular television appearances, broadcasts on radio stations and comments in the printed and electronic media have all contributed to making him one of South Africa’s most quoted economists. Dawie Roodt has received recognition for his achievements in academics, broadcasting and public speaking. He is also a MBA lecturer on macro-economics at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

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