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Dylan Smith

South Africa at Large, 2014

Dylan Smith
  • Current Place of Residence: Johannesburg

  • University: Rhodes University

  • Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Business Science (Economics) (2012)

Other Information:Dylan completed his degree in Economics in 2012, and is working as a consulting economist to South African, African, International companies and NGOs. Dylan’s work across the continent has crystallised his interest in applying the mechanics of macroeconomics to the emerging problem of sustaining Africa’s growth boom. Dylan was the winner of the 2012 National Budget Speech Essay Competition, the highest open prize in economics in South Africa, and was involved in a number of initiatives that improve access to educational opportunity- primarily through teaching debate and public speaking in the English language to disadvantaged high-school students. Dylan co-founded the Rhodes University Students Economics Forum and Chaired the Rhodes University Debating Society. For relaxation, Dylan balances his love of literature and science fiction with keeping fit. In the long term, Dylan hopes to play an active role in the development and implementation of economic policy reform that will spur Africa's rise to prosperity.