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WANDILE SIHLOBO is the Chief Economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz) and author of Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity & Agriculture (Picador Africa, 2020).

He is a Senior Lecturer Extraordinary at the Department of Agricultural Economics at Stellenbosch University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Wits School of Governance. He is also a research associate at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University.

Wandile holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Fort Hare and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Stellenbosch University.

Wandile was appointed as a member of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council in 2019 (and re-appointed in 2022), having served on the Presidential Expert Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture from 2018.

He is also a member of the Council of Statistics of South Africa (Stats SA), a Commissioner at the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) and is a columnist for Business Day, The Herald and Farmer’s Weekly magazine.