Tuesday 26th May 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, 15 June 2018, deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Drakensburg Inclusive Growth Forum organised under the auspices of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation Initiative, at the Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg Convention Centre, KwaZulu-Natal.

The mission of the Foundation, established by former President Kgalema Motlanthe, is to contribute to socio-economic development of South Africa and the continent through the facilitation of sustainable access to knowledge, education and economic transformation.  It also aims at contributing to the production of a knowledge-based economy, advocating for human rights and social inclusion.

The Drakensberg Inclusive Growth Forum brings together various stakeholders such as government, business, civil society, including the youth, to jointly share ideas and develop action plans in response to the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment.

The keynote address by President Ramaphosa will be part of the Forum, which takes place from the 15th to 17th June 2018, which will focus on various thematic areas amongst others:

    • Land, Employment and Youth
    • 4th Industrial revolution; and
    • Strengthening the State

President Ramaphosa engages with Scenario Planning towards 2030

President Ramaphosa has yesterday, 13 June 2018, received a briefing on the Indlulamithi South African Scenarios towards 2030. The South African Scenarios is an independent project initiated by respected academic Dr Somadoda Fikeni, multinational Anglo American and the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) and is aimed at framing a national conversation, beyond the current national trajectory, to answer the question “what would a socially cohesive South Africa look like, and to what degree is it attainable by 20 30”. The meeting was attended by Dr Fikeni and steering committee members Ms Xolelwa Kashe-Katiya and Mr Uwais Razack.
The Indlulamithi South Africans Scenarios 2030 considers amongst others, the economy, work and society, environmental justice, reconciliation and redress and crime and safety. President Ramaphosa has welcomed the initiative saying: “Any nation that seeks progress and development must be able to first envision it. The Indlulamithi Scenarios help the country understand the possible paths it can take and what needs to be done now to ensure that it takes the path of greatest cohesion, prosperity and equality.”
The Indlulamithi South African Scenarios 2030 will be launched on 21 June 2018 at the Kyalami Theatre on the Track.
Issued by: The Presidency

Issued by: The Presidency

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