CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a government delegation to next week's World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Cape Town and will focus on promoting South Africa as an investment destination, the president said on Friday.
Ramaphosa will be accompanies by Deputy President David Mabuza and several members of his cabinet, including Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
"South Africa is once again honoured to host this globally important gathering and we look forward to learning from partners and counterparts how best to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth that creates employment and enables us to improve the living conditions of all South Africans,” Ramaphosa said in a statement from his office.
“Now more than ever, South Africa needs to create opportunities that will empower young people. At the same time, the Forum allows South Africa to showcase the broad range of programmes we have put in place and actions we have taken to reduce poverty, unemployment and inequality."
The WEF on Africa takes place between 4 and 6 September under the theme “Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.