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Economic Outlook 2020

Economic Outlook 2020

20 February, 2020

Gordon Institute of Business Science - GIBS Business School, Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
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

Economic Outlook 2020


Speakers


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

Schedule


08:20 - 08:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Conference Moderator

Classroom 9

Gina Schoeman, South Africa Economist, Citibank

08:30 - 09:15

Fiscal Policy: Let’s get it right

Classroom 9

Professor Michael Sachs, Adjunct Professor, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS), WITS

09:15 - 10:15

Political Outlook 2020: What can we expect

Classroom 9

10:15 - 10:30

Tea Break

10:30 - 11:15

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

Classroom 9

11:15 - 12:00

Labour: The fate of the public sector

Classroom 9

12:00 - 12:40

Lunch

12:40 - 13:20

Eskom: The never-ending story

Classroom 9

13:20 - 14:15

Economic Outlook 2020

Classroom 9

14:15 - 14:30

Tea Break

14:30 - 15:30

A View from Business Leadership

Classroom 9

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

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