In his weekly newsletter titled “From the Desk of the President”, President Cyril Ramaphosa has focused on the economy and initiatives government is taking to improve the country’s competitiveness.
From the desk of the President, 14 October 2019 – https://t.co/sLS3urAoy0.
In everything that we do to grow our economy, our main aim must be to improve the lives of South Africans. We want to build an inclusive economy that has a real impact on the quality of life… pic.twitter.com/bLoWa0zQX5
— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 14, 2019
The President is in London where he will on Monday address the Financial Times Africa Summit 2019, an event which he says provides an opportunity for South Africa to talk to investors about the country and Africa’s business potential.
According to the President, this is aimed at creating jobs and reducing the cost of living. While he lauds the improvement in South Africa’s competitiveness ranking as reflected in the World Economic Forum report released last week, he says more must still be done.
He says government has a bold vision to be a destination of choice for foreign direct investment and this requires far-reaching reforms.
These include reducing the cost of doing business for both large and small businesses, improving the quality of South Africa’s institutions, enhancing administrative efficiency and governance systems.
As part of the working visit, the President will deliver the opening keynote address at the 6th Financial Times Africa Summit convened under the theme: “Africa in Motion” on 14th October 2019 at the Claridge’s Hotel in London. #FTAfrica #InvestSA #BetterAfricaBetterWorld pic.twitter.com/Tt07vEon2c
— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) October 13, 2019