11 April 2023
South Africa hosts Fifth Investment Conference
President Cyril Ramaphosa will open and address the South Africa Investment Conference on Thursday, 13 April 2023.
South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC) is attended by delegates from varying industries in South Africa and across the world and will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
In its fifth year since inception, President Ramaphosa convened the South Africa Investment Conference with an objective of achieving R1.2 trillion in investments targets. Investors heeding the call, have over the last four conferences, declared R1.14 trillion in investment commitments.
Of the 152 investment announcements made previously, 45 projects have already been completed, while a further 57 projects are currently under construction. These investments have resulted in new factories, call centres, solar power plants, undersea fibre optic cables, expansion of production lines and the adoption of new technologies.
Importantly, the new investments also significantly contribute to South Africa’ national goals of socio-economic development to create sustainable jobs, reduce poverty and drive back inequality. These investments have also contributed to a substantial increase in local production and encouraged efforts to buy local.
President Ramaphosa will address the opening of the South Africa Investment Conference on the Thursday morning and also take part in the panel discussion on “South Africa: Resolving the Energy Crisis”. Companies’ significant investments will be pronounced in the opening session.
Delegates at the conference will be treated to an a la carte of breakaway sessions ranging from discussions on: Digital opportunities in SA: stories from the tech ecosystem; Agriculture: new products and markets; Infrastructure: Investment opportunities through the investment fund; Tourism, Digital and Creative Economy; Capital markets: facilitating investment in SA and providing access to capital; The Just Energy Transition in South Africa; Mining: A new partnership for growth; Manufacturing: deepening supply chains and building regional value chains and Local growth strategies – a provincial focus.
The breakaway sessions, taking place simultaneously, are open to all media and will have Ministers of Government and leading industry experts partake.
In the afternoon, President Ramaphosa will officiate at the closing and announcement ceremony of the Fifth South Africa Investment Conference. The 4th SAIC raised R367 billion in investment commitments, bringing the five-year investment target firmly into sight. Later, the President will host a business and awards dinner in honour of investors and companies participating at the SAIC.
SOUTH AFRICA INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
Date: Thursday, 13 April 2023
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre
Opening and Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Fifth South Africa Investment Conference
Panel Discussion:” South Africa: Resolving the energy crisis”
Time: 10h50 – 11h30
Breakaway panel discussions: Session A
Breakaway panel discussions: Session B
Breakaway panel discussions: Session C
President Ramaphosa to address the Closing Ceremony and officiate at the Investments Announcements
Business and Awards Dinner hosted by President Cyril Ramaphosa
Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President – +27 82 835 6315
Issued by: The Presidency