Sandy Lowitt

Sandy Lowitt
Sandy Lowitt

Sandy has been involved in the development of South Africa’s industrial policy since the unbanning of the ANC in the late 1990’s. Her academic, research and policy work focuses on market dynamics, enabling environments and the role of government in supporting industrial growth. Sandy also spent many years delivering strategic economic infrastructure projects including the Innovation Hub, the Automotive Supplier Park and the Gautrain.


​​Adjunct faculty

Published Research

​Lowitt, S.,Opportunities for Small Producer Linkages in a Context of South African Agroindustrialisation, ComMark Trust, Pretoria,  2010

Lowitt, S.,Linking Small Producers to Modern Markets, in Second Economy Review, published by the Presidency, Pretoria, 2010

Lowitt, S., The nature and Dynamics of the South African Recycling Sector, HSRC Press, Pretoria, September 2008

Lowitt, S., Constructing Future Growth opportunities: The potential to develop an Intensive Civil Engineering and Construction Works Export Strategy, HSRC Press, Pretoria, March 2008

Lowitt, S., Altman, M​., Overview of the Economy and Economic Policy, in Human Resource Development Review, HSRC Press, Pretoria, 2006

Lowitt, S., The Job Creating Potential Of The Metered Taxi Industry In South Africa’s Urban Areas : Some Preliminary Findings, HSRC Press, Pretoria, 2006

Lowitt, S., Translating sectoral growth into job creation: a view of South Africa’s Tourism Industry, HSRC Press, Pretoria, 2006

Consulting Involvement

​​Advisor to several National Government Departments including: the dti, the Presidency, Department of Science and Technology, National Treasury​

Contact Details
  • M.Com (Economics)
Fields of Interest
  • Industrial policy, strategic economic infrastructure and micro economics

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