Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead a South African delegation to the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual meeting scheduled from 23-26 January 2018.
Ramaphosa will also hold various meetings with high-level political and business leaders from various countries.
The 2018 event is held under the theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.
The WEF Davos forum presents South Africa with a platform to showcase its attractiveness as an investment destination and trade partner.
The South African team will utilise the opportunity presented by the Forum to communicate that South Africa remains open for business.
The delegation will also re-emphasise that South Africa has a stable and predictable macroeconomic framework which continues to underpin economic policy, ensuring that the country remains attractive for investment.
The South African delegation includes a broad range of leadership from various sectors of the economy and society, with Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba as the lead Minister and coordinator.
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The town of Davos is battling to cope with the traffic burden under heavy snowfall, which may affect the arrival of delegates at the opening of the World Economic Forum. Anchor Francis Herd is on the ground.