With a focus on what it will take to strengthen the country’s democracy, build public confidence, and drive accountability and governance to take the South African economy towards a place of prosperity for all its citizens, Auditor General Tsakani Maluleke will deliver the Chairman’s Report at the 7th annual The Directors Event on 11 June. Herman Warren, The Economist Corporate Network’s Network Director for Africa will deliver the keynote address.

In building a sustainable new normal – the theme for this year’s conference – Warren’s keynote will provide a global, integrated picture on the intersection between politics and the economy. His address will expand on international responses to Covid-19 and the social, political and economic fallouts. With a view on the impact of the pandemic on middle income countries – of which South Africa is one. – There are lessons to be learned from similarly positioned countries (although not necessarily BRICS), where some may have failed in their Covid-responses, and where others have proved most effective.

Topics that will come under the spotlight at The Directors Event panel discussions centre around the revival of the South African economy, skills development and job creation on the back of 4IR, and the management of our national health resources to support the delivery of affordable, effective and accessible healthcare.

Billed as ‘SA’s biggest board meeting’, The Directors Event – futured by BCX and presented in association with the Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) – forms part of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies profile. It is where senior management and C-level executives in South Africa’s business community come together to unpack major issues affecting the country’s economy.

Previous headline speakers have included Andre de Ruyter (CEO, Eskom), Wendy Lucas-Bull (Chair of Absa), South Africa’s Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, Nhlanhla Nene (former Finance Minister), Jabu Mabuza (former Chairman, Eskom and Telkom), Caroline Galvan (Lead Economist, World Economic Forum), and Mcebisi Jonas (former Deputy Minister of Finance), amongst others.

For the complete list of panellists and moderators, along with details to register for the free online event, visit: www.thedirectorsevent.co.za

Event details:

  • Date: June 11 2021
  • Time: 09h00 – 12h30
  • Location: online

To register, click here