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25. Oktober 2018

President Ramaphosa to Host Investment Summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be hosting the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference from 25 to 27 October 2018. The theme of the conference is “Accelerating Growth by Building Partnerships”.
   
The Investment Conference follows a commitment made by the President during the State of the Nation Address in February this year. The aim of the conference is to market the compelling investment opportunities in our country so as to encourage investments and create jobs.

This conference is a key milestone in the country’s bold ambition to raise at least US$100 billion in new investment over the next five years and one of a series of initiatives being undertaken by government to ensure economic recovery and growth, and to create jobs and prevent further job losses.

Government will use the opportunity to engage with investors and share the progress it is making in its journey towards political and economic recovery. This requires strengthening the credibility of our public institutions and unlocking the latent potential and innovative spirit of South Africa’s economy.

On 26 October, President Ramaphosa will open the conference, followed by a presentation of a case for investment in South Africa. The presentation will be followed by the announcement of bankable projects and then a plenary will break into commissions around agriculture, agro-processing, mining and manufacturing, transport, energy and water.

The conference will be preceded by a series of networking events on 25 October, including a networking cocktail, a performance at the Theatre on the Square and an art exhibition.

On 27 October 2018, President Ramaphosa will lead a walkabout along Vilakazi Street in Soweto with both investors and the general public. The aim of the walkabout is to showcase the vibrancy of the township economy. The investors will thereafter have an opportunity to hold business-to-business and business-to-government bilateral meetings.

Government calls upon all sectors of society to rally behind this bold initiative to stimulate economic growth and create jobs for all in our communities.

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