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Economic Planning, Development and Investment Promotion for Provincial Government

The course aims to place measures to stimulate and sustain economic growth in the provinces.

Learn how to ensure good governance which is a critical precondition for high levels of equitable growth and development.

Programme Information

Applications Open
13 December 2023
Applications Close
19 April 2024
Academic Category
Short Course
R45 000.00
Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Apply relevant conceptual and analytical frameworks to key issues relating to economic development and policy formulation
  • Synthesise key trends and positions in the governance debate
  • Collect and analyse information with the use of statistical tools
  • Critique theoretical issues pertaining to the role of the state and the market in an economy
  • Distinguish critical issues of economic development and the debate about ‘Developmental State’ and its relevance for South Africa
  • Explain various approaches of budgeting and ensure strategic objectives are achieved

Status of certificate

  • As per the Council for Higher Education (CHE), a short course that does not carry credit towards a qualification on the HEQSF cannot be assigned and allocated NQF levels and credits.

  • Short courses are short learning programmes offered by higher education institutions outside their formal structured undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and they, therefore, do not lead to qualifications on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF). They serve a range of social and educational purposes, including improving or refreshing participants’ knowledge and skills in a particular field, improving participants’ readiness for specific formal higher education programmes, continuing professional development, learning to use technology, personal fulfilment, social development and good citizenship, to mention a few. (

  • You will receive a Certificate of Competence on successful completion of this course.

Course content

There are six modules which will cover the following content:

Module 1: Political Economy and Economic Development
Module 2: Governance and Development
Module 3: Economics and Public Finance
Module 4: Economic Analysis and Modelling
Module 5: Strategic Budgeting and Planning
Module 6: Investment Promotion

Assessment methods:

Summative Assessment: exam or exam equivalent (case study): 40%
Individual Assignment: 30%
Group assignment: 30%

Admission requirement
  • NQF7 or equivalent qualification
Course duration and dates

This course runs over six months.

Start date: 6 May 2024


  • ONSITE course delivery is at the Wits School of Governance located in Parktown, Johannesburg.
  • OFFSITE deliveries are offered subject to the commitment of a minimum numbers of participants being registered for the course.
  • ONLINE delivery will require the participant to have connectivity and devices.
  • Please note that travel and accommodation will be at the cost of the students’ respective organisations. 

Disclaimer: Cancellation of programmes by WSG

WSG is entitled to cancel or change the date of delivery of a programme without notice and for any reason without incurring any liability to individuals who have applied or are enrolled on the programme or any funders of such individuals (“participants” or “funders of participants”).

Without derogating from the aforesaid, and insofar as it possible, WSG will provide the participants or funders of the participants with 30 (thirty days) days written notice of any cancellation or changes in the dates of delivery of the programme.

Insofar as the programme is cancelled or rescheduled prior to delivery of the programme then in that event the participants and funders of the participants will not be charged the full programme fees.