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Third South Africa Investment Conference in the Pipeline

November 16, 2020

The Presidency

The Third South Africa Investment Conference is to be held on 17 and 18 November 2020.

In a statement, the presidency pointed out that the Conference, to be hosted by president Ramaphosa, will contribute to expanding South Africa’s efforts to grow domestic and international investment.

The presidency added that the 2020 Conference will “showcase new investment opportunities for South African and global businesses and for development financing institutions, multilateral development and other institutional investors”.

The Conference aims to profile the strengths and comparative advantages South Africa offers investors and trade partners in the context of increasing African integration via the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Meanwhile, in another statement, the presidency confirmed that many of the programmes contained in the Presidential Employment Stimulus are being implemented with the recruitment of teacher and school assistants in every part of the country.

“The employment stimulus includes measures to protect existing jobs, such as through support for vulnerable teaching posts, early childhood development practitioners, cultural institutions and small-scale farmers.”

Mention was also made of Operation Vulindlela designed to support the implementation of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan by speeding up priority structural reforms to revive the country’s economy.

According to the presidency, Operation Vulindlela will enable the growth of sustainable employment in the private sector.

The president recently declared that government is committed to focusing on implementation to support economic recovery.