President Cyril Ramaphosa has told potential investors that his government is determined to address all outstanding policy uncertainties, like the Mining Charter, as soon as possible.

He delivered the keynote address at the Japan-Africa Public Private Economic Forum in Johannesburg – that focused on the need for collaboration between governments and private sector, amongst other things.

Ramaphosa has assured investors that the Mining Charter will soon be finalised.

He has also challenged Japanese companies to contribute to the country’s ambitious global investment target over the next five years.

“As I am standing here I can see a number of you, who are going to contribute to this 100 billion dollars. I can see you sir, I can see you sir, I can see you sir and in your face I can see that you’re raring to go and I thank you in advance.”

The first Japan Africa Public Private Economic Forum started at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 3rd of May.

The gathering, the first of its kind in South Africa sees a range of African and Japanese ministers, CEOs and business people discussing healthcare, technology, infrastructure and more.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the worlds third largest economy with the African continent to try and develop business together.