Faaiqa is a SALDRU Research Officer who also contributes toward ACEIR. She joined SALDRU after having spent 4 years at the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town and 8 years at the National Treasury of South Africa. Her research has centred on developmental issues in Africa, primarily South Africa, with her recent interests including energy transitions, climate change and circular economics. She is proficient in economy-wide modelling techniques, particularly Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models and has been involved in the development of both the South African General Equilibrium model, SAGE, and the South African linked energy-economic model, SATIMGE. She also collaborates with UNU-WIDER and IFPRI.