Uys du Buisson

BSc (Mathematics and Statistics), University of Cape Town
DTE Diploma in Tertiary Education, UNISA
MDP:  Graduate School of Business Leadership, UNISA
Male: South African citizen

Uys du Buisson has a broad range of research, planning, implementation and evaluation experience in economic development initiatives.  He has worked with Science Councils, different tiers of government and business to design frameworks for socio-economic development, built the capacity of historically disadvantaged communities to enter the economic mainstream and established partnerships for sustainable development initiatives. This experience laid the foundation for his current activities in strategic planning, business development, monitoring and evaluation and documenting lessons learnt for replication and influence on policy.

His monitoring and evaluation experience spans more than 12 years for projects run by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Meraka Institute in South Africa and involved, rural ICT centre deployment in Nkangala in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, Schoolnet Namibia and Mozambique Case studies, African Copyright and Access to Knowledge project in 12 African countries, business process analysis for small business support agencies including RED Door and The Business Place and agricultural development evaluation in Eastern Cape and Limpopo provinces, South Africa. He has conducted surveys of households and business activities in Nyandeni in the Eastern Cape, Orange Farm in Gauteng, Nkangala in Mpumalanga and Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape. The surveys and evaluation actions exposed Uys to a range of methodologies for systematic quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including the inTouch data system, the logical framework approach, Outcome Mapping and the narrative approach.

He co-authored a training manual and developed the supporting data templates for learners and small-scale farmers called Agri-Business for Learners (ABL) and Agri-Business for Communities (ABC) and implemented these over a number of production cycles in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo provinces in South Africa.