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Economic Outlook 2020


Having narrowly missed a Moody's downgrade, the Rand has rebounded, and local equity markets took a collective sigh of relief. The country has retained its last investment grade credit rating, but only for now. Moody's recent shift to a negative outlook for the sovereign rating places the economy on a knife-edge. The ramifications are being felt broadly across the country, with confidence indicators hitting all-time lows. The timeline is tight. Will South Africa slip over the precipice, be downgraded to j

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Speakers

Gina Schoeman, South Africa Economist, Citibank
Gina Schoeman, South Africa Economist, Citibank
Professor Michael Sachs, Adjunct Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS), WITS
Professor Michael Sachs, Adjunct Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS), WITS
Wayne Duvenage, CEO, OUTA
Wayne Duvenage, CEO, OUTA
Peter Bruce, Columnist, BusinessDay
Peter Bruce, Columnist, BusinessDay
Rob Rose, Editor, Financial Mail
Rob Rose, Editor, Financial Mail
Mike Brown, Chairman of the Investment Analysts Society
Mike Brown, Chairman of the Investment Analysts Society
Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes
Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist, Alexander Forbes
Dr Neva Makgetla, Senior Economist, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Dr Neva Makgetla, Senior Economist, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Phakamile Hlubi Majola, Spokesperson, Numsa
Phakamile Hlubi Majola, Spokesperson, Numsa
Gideon du Plessis, General Secretary, Solidarity
Gideon du Plessis, General Secretary, Solidarity
Professor Haroon Bhorat, Director of the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU), UCT
Professor Haroon Bhorat, Director of the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU), UCT
Neil Coleman, Co-Director, Institute for Economic Justice
Neil Coleman, Co-Director, Institute for Economic Justice
Paul Burkhardt, Energy Reporter, Bloomberg News
Paul Burkhardt, Energy Reporter, Bloomberg News
Lelo Mdhladhla, Chief Marketing Officer, POWERX
Lelo Mdhladhla, Chief Marketing Officer, POWERX
Joanne Calitz, Senior Engineer, Smart Places, CSIR
Joanne Calitz, Senior Engineer, Smart Places, CSIR
Dr Thabi Leoka, Economist
Dr Thabi Leoka, Economist
Mamokete Lijane, Fixed Income Sales and Strategy, Absa
Mamokete Lijane, Fixed Income Sales and Strategy, Absa
Marie Antelme, Economist, Coronation
Marie Antelme, Economist, Coronation
Wayne McCurrie, First National Bank
Wayne McCurrie, First National Bank
Dr Stavros Nicolaou, Member of BRICS Business Council & BUSA Board Member
Dr Stavros Nicolaou, Member of BRICS Business Council & BUSA Board Member
Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist, Standard Bank
Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist, Standard Bank
Nompumelelo Runji, Founder and CEO of Critical ThinkAR
Nompumelelo Runji, Founder and CEO of Critical ThinkAR

Schedule

08:15 - 08:30

Tea Break

08:30 - 09:15

Government Policies: What’s at the top of the agenda?

Classroom 9

09:15 - 10:00

Labour: The fate of the public sector

Classroom 9

10:00 - 10:40

Lunch

10:40 - 11:20

Eskom: The never-ending story

Classroom 9

11:20 - 12:15

Economic Outlook 2020

Classroom 9

12:15 - 12:30

Tea Break

12:30 - 13:30

A View from Business Leadership

Classroom 9

Dr Stavros Nicolaou, Member of BRICS Business Council & BUSA Board Member
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