Mr Elias Masilela

eliasmasilela (1)Elias runs economic research outfit, DNA Economics that has been in existence for ten years. He is the Non-executive Chairman of this entity.Top 40 list, Alan Paton nominee for 2007.

Previous employers are the Central Bank of Swaziland, National Treasury and Sanlam.

He holds a BA degree in Social Sciences (Economics and Statistics) from the University of Swaziland, and an MSc in Economic Policy and Analysis with a specialisation in Money, Banking and International Economics from the Addis Ababa University.

He has a long professional history, characterised by a deepness of understanding of the policy environment, grounded in sectoral and international matters. He has originated and ran several policy initiatives in South Africa

He has lectured, written and published widely. One of his latest writings has literally re-written the history of the Kingdom of Swaziland and provided an entirely new and interesting perspective to South Africa’s liberation. The title of the book is “Number 43 Trelawney Park; kwaMagogo”. The book was amongst a few select titled identified to represent South Africa at the London Book Fair Market Focus in April 2010.

He has sat on many influential Boards in South Africa, in different capacities, such as the Board of the South African Savings Institute (SASI), the Board of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the Board of the Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF) and that of the Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA).

He continues to influence thinking in South Africa, on policy, through his continued engagement as an opinion writer and commentator in the media.

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