Zuma to lead delegation to WEF Africa

Reported by ANA Reporter
From IOL
South African President Jacob Zuma will lead a high-powered government delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting taking place in Cape Town from 3-5 June.

In a statement released by the presidency on Sunday, it said Zuma would be accompanied by 12 ministers and a deputy minister, five provincial premiers and the mayors of metropolitan municipalities as well as several business leaders to help showcase South Africa and explore opportunities at the meeting.

Under the theme, “Then and Now: Re-imagining Africa’s Future”, the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene African and global leaders from government, business and civil society to take stock of progress over the last 25 years, share insights on the present landscape and identify innovative approaches to accelerate inclusive growth while bringing about sustainable development in the future.

The participants include vice-presidents, prime ministers, former heads of state and government, ministers as well as chairmen and CEOs of global companies.

“South Africa will use the WEF to showcase the country’s attractiveness as a business destination and that of the African continent in general,” the presidency said. “The President and his delegation will engage business leaders in various sessions to share the competitive advantages and respond to questions raised.

“The meeting will also be used as an important listening forum by government to take notes on issues of concern to business. These will be taken forward in government’s formal interface with South African business, the Presidential Business Working Group, Presidential Small Business Working Group and the National Consultative Forum on the Mining Sector.”

South Africa would market the country within the context of the National Development Plan, the presidency added.
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