Has the Covid-19 pandemic given our country an opportunity to reimagine, innovate and do things differently? At a time of great necessity, the resilience and ingenuity of South Africans has been tested. While the challenges of slow government reform, corruption, inequality, mass unemployment, a failing education system, an energy crisis, and climate challenges remain a priority, it is important to reflect on the lessons we have learned since the Covid-19 virus arrived and demanded rapid change.
This year’s, The Directors Event – SA’s Biggest Board Meeting – focused on reimagining South Africa’s future, by understanding what we can learn from the past months in terms of: building a leading digital economy to support SA’s economic revival; the necessity for investment in affordable, high quality technology and skills development; and a healthcare system that has been stretched beyond capacity.
This live streamed web-conference provided an opportunity for leaders in the private and public sectors to come together to debate, brainstorm and recommend solutions to steer the country in a post-Covid-19 world.