Resetting the South African trade and investment narrative

Events / 23-03-22 / Share Link

'South Africans need to change the narrative’: South Africa’s economy finds itself in a rapidly evolving macro environment, smarting from the economic shock of the pandemic and recent international travel restrictions, while the exponential global movement toward zero-carbon and the phase-out of coal poses a huge challenge to the country’s well documented power generation problems.

Nastassia Arendse (Journalist & Broadcaster), Onyebuchi Memeh (Head of Trade South Africa & Southern Africa, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank), Prieur du Plessis (Chief Investment Officer, Barak), Robert Besseling (Founder & Chief Executive, Pangea-Risk), Bridgett Majola (Director; Partner, Banking & Finance, CMS RM Partners) and Hlengiwe Makhathini (Head of Corporate Finance, Transnet) explored the positive actions that could enable South Africa to take more control of its destiny, whether that is moving up value chains, removing barriers to trade and helping to facilitate greater inbound FDI, or the evolution of the country's energy policies in light of wider global decarbonisation.

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