Director-General Tshediso Matona Mr Tshediso Matona was appointed Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry from July 2006. His appointment follows 10 years of service in the department. He became Acting Director General of the dti in April 2005 and served in that position until June 2006. He was appointed Deputy Director-General of the International Trade and Economic Development division in 2002, a position that he held until his appointment as acting Director-General. Before that, he held various managerial positions in the department, including that of trade negotiations from 1995-2002. He also served as a trade diplomat in the South African Mission to the UN and WTO in Geneva from 1996-1998. Prior to his career in the public service, Matona pursued an academic career at the University of Cape Town that included a stint as trade policy and politics researcher from 1987-1993. Current Position • Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa since July 2006. Academic Qualifications • • • • • University of East Anglia, UK, Master of Arts, Development Economics, 1994. University of Cape Town, Bachelor and Honours in Social Science, 1992. GATT/WTO, Geneva, Switzerland, Diploma in International Trade Policy & Law, August - December 1994. University of Maastricht, Netherlands, Certificate in International Trade, July 1997. Harvard University, JF Kennedy School of Government, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Senior Executive Management Programme, 27 July - 15 August 2003. Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities • • • Led the dti's, International Trade and Economic Development Division (ITED) as the Deputy-Director General for a period of three years. Represented the dti in intergovernmental and government clusters, and currently serves as the co-ordinator of the Economic Sector cluster and a member of the Forum of South African Directors-General (FOSAD). Served as a task team member on the Presidential Team for the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (ASGI-SA). • • • • • • • • Served as an expert on the World Health Organisation Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health. Member, Trade Law Center (Tralac) Advisory Board, since 2005. Member, World Health Organisation Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health, since February 2004. Member, Harvard University Trade Group, JK Kennedy School of Government, Boston, Massachusetts USA, since December 2003. Member, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) Advisory Board, since 2002. Director, Trade and Industrial Policy Secretariat, since 2002. Member, National Export Advisory Board, South Africa, Chaired by Minister of Trade and Industry, since 2002. Trustee, South African Students Education Trust, Cape Town chapter, 19901993. Research papers and publications: • • • • • • The External Trading Regime and National Trade Policy: Diplomatic Aspects of Trade Policy Reform, paper presented at the African Economic Research Consortium and SA Universities Conference, Johannesburg, Dec 1995. From GATT to WTO: Opportunities and Constraints for South Africa, Trade Policy Monitoring Project Working Paper #5, University of Cape Town, June 1995. Trade and Labour Standards: The South African Debate, Trade Monitor, Vol 11, Dec 1995, Trade Policy Monitoring Project, University of Cape Town. South Africa's Antidumping System: An Assessment, Trade Monitor, Vol 1, Trade Policy Monitoring Project, University of Cape Town. GATT, Dumping & Antidumping: Implications for Antidumping Policy in South Africa, Master of Arts thesis published as Trade Policy Monitoring Project Working Paper #3, April 1995, University of Cape Town. Education, Students and Politics in South Africa: An Analysis of the Congress of South African Students 1979-1985, unpublished Honours thesis, University of Cape Town, 1992.