Dr Thula Sizwe Dlamini

Executive Director

Dr Thula Sizwe Dlamini is the Executive Director at the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC) in Mbabane, Eswatini. He received a BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Eswatini and Honours in Agricultural Economics (cum laude) from the University of Fort Hare (Eastern Cape Province, South Africa) focusing his research on foreign direct investment in the agriculture sector. He earned his PhD in Economics from Rhodes University. Thula’s PhD research focused on the economic implications of monotonous sheep farming in Graaff-Reinert, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. While at Rhodes, he served as an assistant lecturer and tutor coordinator.

Prior to joining ESEPARC, Thula worked as an agricultural economist at the Agricultural Research Council in Pretoria, South Africa where he conducted research on agricultural science and technology policy. He is a recipient of the Cochrane Fellowship (Michigan State University), the South African Agricultural Economics Professional Fellowship (Cornell University), and in 2015 was awarded the Young Researcher of the Year Award at the Agricultural Research Council in Pretoria. Dr Dlamini has published in numerous international journals.

CONTACT
Email: dlaminits@separc.co.sz

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Agricultural economics

CURRENT POSITION
Executive Director, ESEPARC

PAST POSITIONS
Agricultural Economist – Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria (SA)

Assistant Lecturer – Rhodes University, Grahamstown (SA)
Tutor Coordinator – Rhodes University, Grahamstown (SA)

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Economics – Rhodes University, Grahamstown (SA)

B.Sc. (Hons), Agricultural Economics – Rhodes University, Grahamstown (SA)
B.Sc., Agricultural Economics – University of Eswatini