Progress & Challenges pre- & post elections in South Africa

NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies: African Angle Breakfast Series

Date:        29 March 2019

Venue:     Singapore Business Federation
                160 Robinson Road, SBF Centre
                 Level 6 - Seminar Room
Time:        8.30am to 10am (light breakfast starts at 8.30am)

Fee:         Complimentary Invite

Attire:       Office / Business

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The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies has developed a breakfast series during which topics of relevance for Africa and those interested in Africa will be addressed. Experts in their fields will be invited to convey their points of view.

South Africa has the most sophisticated economy on the African continent. Its last decade has been characterised by 9 years of a government run by former President Jacob Zuma, who went out of his way to destroy the checks and balances to raid the country for his benefit and those of his cronies. Amongst these count the Gupta family. He was eventually recalled by the ANC, and the newly elected p[resident of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, took over as president. He has had a busy and difficult time to sort out the tremendous mess the country finds itself in. “State Capture” is now a general term designating what had happened in the country. The SOE’s seem to have been the target of actions to raid the country, with global consulting companies seemingly involved.

The voters of South Africa will be going to the polls on 8 May 2019 to vote for a new government. President Ramaphosa will in all probability still be the president of the country after elections. What is interesting to the voters, includes the challenges he has had to face and the progress he has made so far, as well as the challenges that still lie ahead, pre and post the election. Attendees can expect to gain insights into the following:


  • Understanding the progress and challenges South Africa has experienced since Jan 2018
  • Understanding the challenges that lie ahead
  • Understanding the nature of the business environment post election
  • Network with like-minded individuals



29 March 2019 (Friday)

08.30am - 09.00am

Registration of Participants and Light Breakfast

09.00am - 09.45am

Pres Ramaphosa: Progress & Challenges pre- & post elections in SA

Professor Peter Vale, University of Johannesburg

09.45am - 10.00am

Question & Answer Session






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