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Itumeleng Moses

Nickname: 'Tumi'

Aspiring Bloemfontein-based Economist


Currently resides in: Free State, South Africa

Born in Bloemfontein South Africa

I am a Development Economist with a Master’s Degree in Economics obtained from the University of the Free State in 1998. I have a cumulative experience of eighteen (18) years across the academic, private and public sector. My professional experience includes 10 years of full-time lecturing in Macroeconomics and Development Economics; 2 years in banking as ABSA's Investment Manager, 6 years as Director and 2 years as Chief Director in the public service; 4 years of private consulting for the Free State Legislature, National Intelligence Agency, GTZ and Lesotho’s Ministry of Local Government.

Contact details

Itujammos@gmail.com

O: +27-51-4055978

M: +27-82-4531906


Business Address

55 Elizabeth Street, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 9301


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Chief Economist | Economic Analysis Directorate | Free State Provincial Treasury
Bloemfontein, South Africa | April 2014 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Previous Position(s)

Senior Executive Manager | Sustainable Resource Management | Free State Provincial Treasury
Bloemfontein, South Africa | January 2012 - March 2014

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Strategic Objective of the Chief Directorate is to plan and manage the provincial fiscal framework, a task that involves (i) conducting social and economic research, policy analysis and economic modelling that is intended to inform the provincial fiscal policy framework and unlock the economic growth and development potential of the province, (ii) optimization of the fiscal envelope, (iii) credible allocation of the fiscal resources, and (iv) monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the provincial budget


Chief Economist | Economic Analysis Directorate | Free State Provincial Treasury
Bloemfontein, South Africa | February 2007 - January 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Overall responsibility was to facilitate an effective allocation of provincial resources based on and reflective of the socio-economic realities and challenges within the Free State Province through research and policy analysis and advice. Key responsibilities of the job include:
(a) Assessing the impact and implications of various fiscal policy objectives on selected socio-economic variables; (b) Providing technical and strategic support in the practice of socio-economic analysis to provincial government and municipalities; (c) Determinining and analysing key socio-economic variables and potential sources and constrains for enhanced economic development and social equity; (d) Promoting widespread economic literacy; (e) Dissemination of credible research outputs; (f) Compiling Budget and simililar Speeches and Presentations for MEC for Finance; (g) Managing the resources of the Directorate effectively and effeciently.


Senior Manager | Fiscal Policy | Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury
Bhisho, South Africa | March 2006 - January 2007

Government, Public Administration and Defence

To provide fiscal policy advice in the planning, implementation and monitoring of a credible and sound (revenue) budget in a manner that improves the financial sustainability of the province


Investment Manager | Absa Business Bank
Bloemfontein, South Africa | December 2003 - February 2006

Accounting, Banking and Finance

My main responsibility was to manage and grow ABSA’s liability book for the Free State & Northern Cape Provinces.
This involved managing existing deposits, negotiating new investment deals with both existing and potential clients, compiling investment strategies and proposals for clients, servicing and maintaining relationships with clients.
By October 2005, this portfolio had grown from R2.1 billion in December 2003 to R2.6 billion.


Lecturer | Economics | University of the Free State
Bloemfontein, South Africa | January 1996 - November 2003

Academia, Education and Training

Educational history

Secondary

Ikaelelo Senior Secondary School, Bloemfontein, South Africa (1989)

Tertiary

University of the Free State, South Africa

Bloemfontein, South Africa | June 2014 - present

PhD - Economics

Thesis: Fiscal Equalization

University Of The Free State

Bloemfontein, South Africa | January 1997 - May 1998

Masters in Commerce - Economics

Adavanced Econometrics; Advance Public Finance

University Of The Free State

Bloemfontein, South Africa | January 1995 - December 1995

B.Com Honours - Economics

Vista University

Bloemfontein, South Africa | January 1990 - December 1994

B.Comm - Education

Achievements

Awards

Best Presenter in Housing Policy Development & Management Programme, Course I | 1999

Voted by students attending the course.

Best contributor to the ABSA's Free State & Northern Cape Business Banking Services for the 1st quarter of 2004. | 2004

media exposure

The Weekly | 2014

Author of an article entitled "Can Public Procurement Rev Up the Economy?" published in The Weekly Regional newspaper.

Public Sector Manager | 2011

Featured as Trailblazer for the April Edition of the National Magazine for Public Sector Decision-makers

The Weekly | 2014

Author of article entitled "ANC, the divine intervention!" and published in the The Weekly regional newspaper.

Volksblad | 2011

Quoted in thé article entitled "Regering kan nie alleen bestee", published in the Volksblad national newspaper.

Free State Times | 2011

Quoted in the article entitled "Fuel levy will push prices" in the Free State Times regional newspaper.

Free State Times | 2010

Author of article entitled "Can Free State create 273 000 jobs by 2020?" published in the Free State Times regional newspaper.

Academic Achievements

Commissioned Research & Consultancy | 2003

Premier’s Economic Advisory Council’s (PEAC) Project Convenor on Economic Profile of the Free State, 2003

Special Training | 1994

Macroeconomic Policy Analysis (MEPA), University of the Western Cape (In collaboration with the World Bank), 1994

Special Training | 2007

Introduction to Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), Conningarth Economists, 2007;

Special Training | 2008

Introduction to Computer General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling, TIPS, March 2008;

Special Training | 2008

Applied Population Sciences Training and Research (APSTAR), University of Kwazulu-Natal, 2008;

Special Training | 2008

Applied Microeconomics, Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) & Computer General Equilibrium (CGE), University of Pretoria, 2008;

Commissioned Research & Consultancy | 2001

Author, The Macroeconomic Implications of Non-payment of Municipal Services, USAID (Published), 2001

Commissioned Research & Consultancy | 2002

Author, Report on the Alignment of District Budgets and District Development Plans for the Districts of Maseru, Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing, GTZ-Lesotho and Lesotho's Ministry of Local Government (Unpublished), 2002

Commissioned Research & Consultancy | 2010

Lead Author, Chapter 1: An Overview of the Free State, in OECD Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Free State, South Africa, A Self-Evaluation Report (Published), 2010

Training Abroad | 2010

Attended a course on the “Economic Administration for African Countries” at the Academy for International Business Officials (AIBO), Beijing, China, 2010

Training Abroad | 2000

Attended an MBA-Summer School at De Paul University, Chicago, USA in 2000, enrolled and completed an MBA course, namely Business Conditions Analysis with an A+ grade.

Guest Presentation | 2013

Title - Economic Review and Outlook of Free State in Context, presented to the Regional Management Team of ABSA’s Enterprise Division, 16 July 2013.

Workshop Presentation | 2010

Title - Understanding the Socio-Economic challenges of Free State’s “Rural Municipalities”, presented at the Rural Development Strategic Planning Workshop, 12 February 2010.

Workshop Presentation | 2003

Title - The Free State, Then and Now: Perspectives on the FSDP, A Discussion Document Presented at Public Hearings of the FS Legislature in Bloemfontein, Welkom, Sasolburg and Phuthaditjhaba, 2003

Workshop Presentation | 2001

Title - "Non-payment, the Good, the Bad and the Real”- Discussion paper on the Macroeconomic Implications of Non-payment of Municipal Services presented at workshops in Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Potchesfstroom, Pretoria, Nelspruit, Pietersburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, March, 2001.

Special Presentations to Provincial Executive Council | 2007

Title - An Overview of the Free State: A Tale of Victories and Opportunities, presented at the Provincial Budget Lekgotla, 21 November 2007.

Special Presentations to Provincial Executive Council | 2008

Title - The Socio-Economic State of the Free State: presented at the Provincial Budget Lekgotla, November 2008.

Special Presentations to Provincial Executive Council | 2009

Title - The Socio-Economic State of the Free State: A Compelling Case for Strategic Rethinking and Policy Review, presented at the Provincial Budget Lekgotla, 20 November 2009.

Special Presentations to Provincial Executive Council | 2010

Title - Provincial Taxation: Possibilities and Preliminary Findings, presented at the Provincial Budget Lekgotla, 22-23 November 2010.

Special Presentations to Provincial Executive Council | 2011

Title - Public Spending as Stimulus for Job Creation in the Free State, presented at the Provincial Extended Executive Council Lekgotla, 22 February 2011.

Guest Lecture | 2007

Topic - Fiscal Decentralization and Poverty Alleviation in a Developmental State: Free State as Case Study, guest lecture to 3rd-year Economics students, University of the Free State, 18 September 2007.

Guest Lecture | 2009

Topic - Developmental Budget Process in Practise: Free State as Case Study, guest lecture to post-graduate Public Administration students, University of the Free State, 15 May 2009.

Address at Business Breakfast | 2011

Title - Responding to our Province’s Realities: Overview and Insights into the Provincial Budget, presented at the Standard Bank Business Breakfast, 14 March 2011.

Conference Paper | 2011

Title - The Employment Intensity of Economic Growth in the Free State (1996-2009), presented at the 4th Public Economics Workshop, University of Stellenbosch, 3 May 2011.

Conference Paper | 2011

Title - The Employment Intensity of Economic Growth in the Free State: GDP & Jobs Targets for 2020 and 2030, presented at the 4th Annual Congress of the Public Sector Economist Forum, Kruger Protea Hotel, Mpumalanga, 30 November 2011.

Address at Symposium | 2010

Title - China and the SACU, an Opportunity for Mutual Engagement, an address to the Symposium on Sino-Africa International Cooperation, Beijing: China, 24 August 2010

Conference Paper | 2010

Title: The Socio-Economic State of the Free State: Turning Challenges into Opportunities, presented at the Central University of Technology’s (CUT) STEPS Conference, 13 May 2010

HSRC Scholarship | 1998

To complete M.Com Degree

HSRC Scholarship | 1996

To complete B.Com Hons Degree

Activities

Memberships

Young Christian Students

Member, January 1991 - December 1994

ABASA (Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants in South Africa), Southern Free State Region

Co-Founder and Executive Member, 1996 - 1996

Premier's Economic Advisory Council

Member, January 2001 - December 2004

Advisory Board to the Premier of the Free State

Black Management Forum (BMF)

Membership Manager, January 2004 - December 2004

Economic Society of Southern Africa (ESSA)

Executive Member, January 1998 - December 2000

Public Sector Economist Forum

Member of the Steering Committee, January 2014 - present

Public Sector Economist Forum

Deputy Chairperson, January 2012 - December 2012

Public Sector Economist Forum

Chairperson, January 2013 - December 2013

community

Eagle Christian Church

Finance Director, June 2000 - June 2003

Eagle Christian Church

Chairperson of Church Board, June 2000 - June 2003

Other Activities

Quad biking

Participant, October 2008 - present

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