What is South Africa's economic outlook for 2021 and beyond?
Good news at last for energy sapped South Africans. In a surprise move, President Ramaphosa’s announcement on energy has changed the trajectory and speed with which the economy can begin to recover. Suddenly, investment looks more likely, growth attainable and we have green shoots everywhere. And it got better. The prolonged South African Airways saga appears resolved, and we have reason to feel more optimistic. A welcome shot in the arm!
This news was well received, but we remain cautiously optimistic as South Africa's economy was arguably in dire straits pre-Covid, and we are at a critical inflection point which is make or break time. What we do now, the decisions we take, and more importantly how we implement them, will be the difference between recovery and failure.
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SESSION 1 | Assessing the Damage, Impacts and Direction in a Post-Covid World
DATE & TIME
7 July 2021 16h00-18h00
Weighing SA’s Economic Performance, Country and Global Competitiveness, Foreign Sector Stability, Ratings Agencies and the Rand, Employment, Inclusive Growth and New Business Models
> Prof Adrian Saville, GIBS Professor of Economics, Finance and Strategy, Investment Specialist, Genera Capital > Steven Hanival, Deputy Director-General for Economic Research and Economic co-ordination, dtic > Gina Schoeman, South Africa Economist, Head of Research at Citi > Prof Michael Sachs, Adjunct Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies Wits > Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes
Global Growth Models, Domestic Drivers and Opportunities, New Investments & New Models: Public and Private Infrastructure The President's Investment Drive, Policy vs Action: From Talk to Action, Tax Impact, Public-Private Partnerships: Opportunities for the Private Sector
> André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive, Eskom > Rudi Dicks, Head: Project Management Office, Presidency > Busi Mavuso, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) > Stavros Nicolaou, Head of the Health Working Group for B4SA > Roland van Wijnen, Group CEO, PPC > Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Head of Investment and Infrastructure in the Presidency > Zeph Nhleko, Chief Economist DBSA
Paths to Prosperity: Where to Post-COVID? Capital Markets: Equities, Bonds and Real Estate, Reviving Industrial Paths to Prosperity: Where to Post-COVID? Capital Markets: Equities, Bonds and Real Estate, Reviving Industrial
> Valdene Reddy, Director of Capital Markets, JSE > Anthony Leeming, CEO Sun International > Prof Justin Barnes, Executive Director TWIMS > Paul Makube, Agricultural Economist FNB > Dr Marc Wegerif, Development Studies, UP > Dhiren Vanmali, Executive Director: Government Affairs, Africa – International Market Group > Sisa Ntshona, Former CEO SA Tourism
SESSION 4 | Future Risks: What Should be on Your Radar?
DATE & TIME
28 July 2021 16h00-18h00
Digital: Risks and Rewards, Bridging the Skills Gap, Cybersecurity, Political Risk, Managing Risk- Possibility Versus Probability, Informed Optimism
> Sandro Bucchianeri, Group Chief Security Officer, Absa > Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist, Standard Bank Research > Dr Roze Phillips, Director of Value Creation, GIBS > Prof Nick Binedell, Strategy Professor GIBS > Valter Adᾶo, Chief Executive and Digital Leader at Cadena Growth Partners
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