South Africa Economic Update

South Africa Economic Update

Start Date: Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Contact Person: thembeka.hlatshwayo@wits.ac.za
Venue: Investec Auditorium, Wits Business School, 2 St David's Place, Parktown, Johannesburg


The Wits Business School, in partnership with the World Bank, invites you to a panel discussion to unpack the latest South Africa Economic Update report.

In reviewing the report, the panel will focus on the following:

  • South Africa is diverging in productivity from its peers and global technological and knowledge leaders.
  • South Africa’s untapped innovation potential could help to create jobs and reduce poverty through the commercialisation of better goods and services.
  • Improved business climate for startups, skilled immigration, trade facilitation and competition in ICT could help South Africa harness its large innovation potential.

Our Panellists:  

  • Mr Gabriel Goddard: Co-author and World Bank Lead Economist
  • Ms Matsi Modise: Managing Director of SiMODiSA
  • Mr Petrus Letaba: Senior Specialist - STI Measurements and Evaluation National. Advisory Council on Innovation, Department of Science and Technology
  • Mr Nhlanhla Nene: Interim Director and Head of School, Wits Business School

We look forward to hosting you.


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