South Africa has slipped into a technical recession. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to revitalise the economy is much needed as SA battles to deal with rising unemployment rates and slow economic growth.
Ramaphosa’s stimulus package includes initiatives around growth-enhancing economic reforms, the reprioritisation of public spending to stimulate and support job creation, the establishment of an infrastructure fund, key interventions in education and health, and investment in social infrastructure in municipalities.
These reforms should boost business confidence and stimulate growth and investment if implemented urgently and with vigour.
This presentation will give you an understanding of the objectives and goals of the Ramaphosa Stimulus plan and how these reforms could lead to a boost in investor confidence and stimulate growth.
Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist, Econometrix
He has been in his current position since December 1985 and has established a significant profile in South Africa as an analyst and commentator on domestic and international economic affairs. Dr Jammine has conducted approximately 4000 presentations to leading client corporations and other institutions as well as at conferences dealing with the local and international economic environment. In this capacity he has been invited over the years by several corporations to serve as independent non-executive director.
Dr Jammine is a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation, a body of experts appointed by the Department of Science and Technology. Academically, Dr Jammine obtained a BSc (Hons) in Mathematical Statistics and a BA (Hons) in Economics at Wits, followed by an M.Sc in Economics from the LSE and a PhD at the London Business School.
Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018
Time: 09h30-10h30 am
Venue: Regenesys Campus, 4 Pybus Road, Sandton
Contact: Leazelle Prince, firstname.lastname@example.org