RAMAPHOSA TO LEAD SECOND SOUTH AFRICA INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

RAMAPHOSA TO LEAD SECOND SOUTH AFRICA INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead government’s hosting of the second South Africa Investment Conference.

The conference will be held under the theme “Accelerating Growth by Building Partnerships”.

The annual conference is a key milestone in the country’s bold ambition to raise R1.2 trillion in new domestic and intentional investment over the next five years.

It is also a partner initiative to the economic stimulus package and recovery plan unveiled by President Ramaphosa in 2018 to ignite economic activity, restore investor confidence, prevent further job losses and create jobs.

The inaugural conference, which was held In October 2018, resulted in international and local investors pledging R300 billion’s worth of investment commitments in various sectors in mining, forestry, manufacturing, telecommunications, transport, energy, agro-processing, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, financial services, energy and ICT.

“This year’s conference will highlight the positive steps government is making to improve the investment environment and the progress made on last year’s investment commitments.  It will also serve as a platform for government to engage with the local and international investment community in order to promote the investment opportunities in the country and explore new markets,” said President Ramaphosa.

The conference will also be preceded by a series of networking events.

President Ramaphosa will officially open and lead the conference which will feature, among others, focused sector specific discussions around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Mining, Start-ups and SMEs, Manufacturing, Tourism, film, arts, sports and agro processing.

On day two, the President will also attend the Business Showcase, an entrepreneurship, small business growth and innovation showcase to be held at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus.

For more information on the Conference and the Programme.

Office of the President, South Africa