President Jacob Zuma hosts business luncheon ahead of 2017 State of the Nation

President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, host a Pre-SONA Business Investor Luncheon in Cape Town. The session will be attended by business leaders and leaders from organised Labour.

The meeting will serve as a platform to further strengthen cooperation between government, organised Labour and business to promote inclusive economic growth, radical socio-economic transformation and job creation in South Africa.

This follows on a successful year (2016) of close cooperation between government, Labour and business aimed at reigniting economic growth.

President Jacob Zuma will call for unity in action to drive South Africa on a sustainable growth path.

The President will be accompanied by members of the Inter Ministerial Committee on Investment, which he established in 2016 to improve support and assistance to investors wishing to take advantage of vast investment opportunities in South Africa.

The IMC on Investment focuses on areas such as easing regulatory and bureaucratic burden that hinders investment. It also aims to create a climate that attracts and is conducive to investment.

This will be the second time that President Zuma meets with business leaders a few days before he delivers the State of the Nation Address. This initiative underscores the importance that President Zuma attaches to close cooperation and unity in action between organised Labour, business and government in turning around the economy and creating jobs.

Source: Government of South Africa

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