Dr. Daleen Smal’s Professional Background

Academic Qualifications

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (1973-1977)

  • B.Com (Economic Science) (1973-1975)
  • Hons B.Com (Statistics) (1976)
  • M.Com (Statistics) (1977)

University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa (1980-1981 and 1987-1989)

  • Diploma in Datametrics (Computer Science) (1980-1981)
  • D.Com (1987-1989)

The research subject was the empirical testing of the relative importance of fiscal and monetary actions on economic activity (under the leadership of Professor Philip Mohr). Daleen was the first woman to receive a D.Com degree in Economics at the University of South Africa. (The University was established in Cape Town in 1873 as the University of the Cape of Good Hope and changed its name to the University of South Africa in 1916. UNISA moved to Pretoria in 1918.)

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (1985-1986)

Sponsored by the SARB to attend courses in the economic field in the Ph.D.-programme of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America. She studied under Professor Lawrence R. Klein, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1980.

Small Business Advisory Bureau, University of North-West, Potchefstroom, South Africa (1993)

  • Certificate in Business Management (1993)

Highlights And Achievements Include:

  • She was the first woman to receive a D.Com in Economics at the University of South Africa since its establishment in 1946.
  • From early on in her career at the Bank she was able to break through to the next level of seniority and she was for instance the first woman to be appointed to the level of Assistant General Manager since the Bank’s inception in 1921.
  • She was the first woman in the Bank to attend an overseas course; the Bank sponsored her to participate in the Ph.D. programme of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America in 1985 and 1986.
  • She was nominated for and was a finalist in the National SABC2 Television's countrywide Lebone Woman of the Year competition in 1998, i.e. being recognised for her contribution in the organisation and the development of staff, especially women.
  • In February 2005 Daleen was appointed as Honorary Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Pretoria and reappointed in 2008.
  • Under her leadership the Macro Models Unit at the South African Reserve Bank received various prestigious awards from in the new millennium from 2000 – 2010.
  • In March 2017 she was nominated for the National Woman Of The Year Award (in Finance) organized by WOS, Woman Of Stature.

As Author

Daleen published several articles relating to economics, modelling, and econometric analysis and participated in numerous National and International forums. Here are some of Daleen's publication: