Media Statement on President Mbeki's International Investment
Members of the media are invited to attend a media briefing
on Sunday, 23 October 2005, following a three-day meeting of the President's International
Investment Council (IIC). The 9th meeting of the IIC will be held in Pilanesburg
Game Reserve, North West from 21 to 23 October 2005.
This 3rd meeting since
the third democratic elections, continues to reflect upon the consolidation of
democracy, South Africa's economic development path and the benefits it offers
in providing a climate conducive to foreign direct investment. The council brings
together twelve world business leaders, key Ministers, Directors-General and the
President's Special Advisers to discuss issues pertaining to the Investment Climate
Survey, progress report on Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative, domestic
and international marketing strategy, report back on the G8 summit and debt reduction,
Global economic trends implications for Brazil and South Africa, and the Global
Challenges in particular Climate Change. President Mbeki will lead the government
Date: Sunday, 23 October
Time: 12h00 - 13h30
Venue: Ivory Tree Lodge, Pilanesburg,
ARRIVAL TIME FOR JOURNALISTS: 11H30.
Murphy Morobe on 082 463 9334 or 012 300 5431.
Issued by The Presidency
on 19 October 2005.