Speaker Profile: Dr. Simphiwe Madikizela

Dr. Simphiwe Madikizela

Portfolio Manager, First National Bank Home Loans

Dr Simphiwe Madikizela is an Agricultural Economist who holds a B Agric. Degree in Agricultural Economics, a B. Inst. Agric. (Hons), an M. Inst. Agric. Degree and a Ph.D. degree in Economics.

His work experience is drawn from various roles as an Agricultural Economist, Researcher, Provincial Programme Facilitator, University Lecturer, consultant, Project Economist, National Programme/Project Manager, author and co-author of published and unpublished reports. His areas of specialisation are agricultural marketing, rural and agricultural development programmes, small-scale farming development programmes, Community Based Development Programmes and Programme Management, Co-ordination and Facilitation.

He is a Director and one of the Founder members of Sizinzile Development Consultants (Pty. Ltd.). He served as a member of the Advisory Council to the MEC of Agriculture & Land Affairs in the Eastern Cape.