Zuma to host the business luncheon ahead of SONA 2017


President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 07 February 2017, host a Pre-SONA Business Investor Luncheon in Cape Town. The session will be attended by business leaders and leaders from organized Labour.

According to the Presidency statement the meeting will serve as a platform to further strengthen cooperation between government, organized Labour and business to promote inclusive economic growth, radical socio-economic transformation and job creation in South Africa.

“This follows on a successful year (2016) of close cooperation between government, Labour and business aimed at reigniting economic growth.” said the Presidentcy

“President Jacob Zuma will call for unity in action to drive South Africa on a sustainable growth path.

“The President will be accompanied by members of the Inter Ministerial Committee on Investment, which he established in 2016 to improve support and assistance to investors wishing to take advantage of vast investment opportunities in South Africa.

“The IMC on Investment focuses on areas such as easing regulatory and bureaucratic burden that hinders investment. It also aims to create a climate that attracts and is conducive to investment.

“This will be the second time that President Zuma meets with business leaders a few days before he delivers the State of the Nation Address. This initiative underscores the importance that President Zuma attaches to close cooperation and unity in action between organized Labour, business and government in turning around the economy and creating jobs.

Details of the luncheon are as follows:

  • Date: Tuesday, 7 February 2017
  • Time: 12:30 for 13:00
  • Venue: Grand West Casino, Cape Town


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