President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be held from Wednesday to Friday at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.
President Zuma will be accompanied by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the following key members of the government delegation:
- Minister of Finance: Malusi Gigaba
- Minister of International Relations and Cooperation: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
- Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation: Jeff Radebe
- Minister of Trade and Industry: Dr Rob Davis
- Minister of Economic Development: Ebrahim Patel
- Minister of Public Enterprises: Lynne Brown
- Minister of Water and Sanitation: Nomvula Mokonyane
- Minister of Small Business Development: Lindiwe Zulu
- Minister of Energy: Mmamoloko Kubayi
- Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services: Siyabonga Cwele
- Minister of Environmental Affairs: Edna Molewa
- Minister of Arts and Culture: Nathi Mthethwa
- Minister of Tourism: Tokozile Xasa
- Minister of Health: Aaron Motsoaledi
- Minister of Science and Technology: Naledi Pandor
- Minister Higher Education and Training: Blade Nzimande
- Deputy Minister of Finance: Sifiso Buthelezi
The President will also be accompanied by the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Willies Mchunu, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, Executive Mayor of eThekwini Municipality, Zandile Gumede as well as high delegation of business leaders.
The forum will be held under the theme: “Achieving inclusive growth: responsive and responsible leadership.”
The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa will be attended by several African Heads of State and Government, global leaders from business, civil society as well as government to discuss important issues relating to the achievement of inclusive economic growth globally and with specific focus on Africa.