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Wandile Sihlobo is chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz). Sihlobo is a commissioner at the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC).
He is the author of Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity and Agriculture.
Sihlobo is a columnist for Business Day and Farmers Weekly magazine. He also contributes to Fin24 and Daily Maverick.
Sihlobo is a member of the South African Agricultural Economics Association.
He has previously served as an economist at Grain South Africa (Grain SA).
Sihlobo holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Stellenbosch University.
In 2018, Agricultural Writers SA named Sihlobo an Agriculturalist of the Year. In 2019, Sihlobo was on the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans.