Featuring: Darias Jonker, John Battesby and The Love Trust
The Ramaphosa Scorecard: First 50 days
South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa,seems to have a lot going for him. His early new broom sweeps clean gestureshave been incisive and the market indicators are responding well. A plethora of good news has come his way in the weeks since he was sworn in.
The Rand is strong and steady, (well until 6th April ...), inflation is at its lowest in 3 years and interest rates dropped 0.25%, the rating agencies are reflecting improved outlook and business confidence is up.
But... the NEC are not all fully united behind him, there are Zuma supporters and the issues have come to the fore over Winnie's death and the transparency been offered by Nene and Gordhan.
This is the beginning and a lot of work will need to be achieved to rekindle growth, address deep inequalities and tackle corruption in the private and publicsectors. Above all he must address the future of the ANC.
Seven key tasks for the President and civil society to work on: Fiscal stability,re-industrialisation, state owned enterprises, urban land, small business, skills and policy uncertainty.
What are the risks to the ANC and civil society's desired outcomes; who will try to stand in the way and how will Cyril deal with internal divisions, the EFF and the DA, deeply embedded corruption and bankrupt state-owned enterprises and municipalities? How does Cyril handle the response of the masses to Winnie Mandela's death?
How will these risks and issues play out and over what time scale? Managing the expectations of the people andthe needs of business and investment? How will the foreign investing entitiesview the risks and how will business expand internationally from SA?
How is Cyril going to maintain control of a steady movement forward? Is he the right person to lead SA through transition?
Who best to hear from then senior advisers to global business on these matters - DariasJonker and John Battersby will share their insights into what Ramaphosa has achieved in his first 50 days and what options exist as his next steps?
This willbe a robust debate as Darias and John have very different outlooks and given Chatham House Rule, the debate could raise some very interesting counter challenges and heated discussions.
ADMISSION £25 at the door (inc VAT)
The second part of the meeting will adjurn to:The Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall,
London SW1Y 5ED
Children - The future that will follow in Ramaphosa's footsteps.
Erik van den Top has many years of experience in IT management, general management and school governance and has led the development and improvement of school governance for Christ Church Preparatory School and College in Midrand. In 2009 Erik joined The Love Trust as Head of Operations and Governance.
Hlengiwe Shakung joined The Love Trust in 2016. She was previously involved in E-learning Development before being bitten by the non-profit bug. Hlengiwe's primary focus is on Marketing and raising awareness for The Love Trust.
5:00pm to 8:00pm, Thu 19th Apr 2018
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