Economic Outlook 2020

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 Join event

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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
1
Day Event
22
Speakers
8
Sessions

Speakers

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

Agenda

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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