On behalf of the South African government, I wish to very warmly welcome every delegate here today, to thank you for joining us on this beautiful early November day, in the industrial, commercial and financial heart of the African continent, at today’s Second Presidential Investment Conference. A special welcome to our foreign visitors, from 22
6 NOVEMBER 2019  – SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG Programme Director, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my great privilege to warmly welcome you all to the 2019 South Africa Investment Conference. It is a particular privilege to welcome all our international guests to South Africa, the home of the champions of world rugby. Last year,
JOHANNESBURG, 6 NOVEMBER 2019: The establishment of a Japan-South African Business Council, announced at the second South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC 2019), will help strengthen trade and investment relations between the two countries. The signing of the agreement follows South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s discussions with Prime Minister Abe a few months ago. Japanese companies
6 NOVEMBER 2019, SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG   Distinguished Guests,   Ladies and Gentlemen,   As the second South Africa Investment Conference draws to a close, I believe I am speaking on behalf of everyone here when I say we are immensely encouraged by the attendance of so many of us here.   We are