South Africa 2017 - Africa South Africa 2017 - Leadership 2 days ago   58:43

World Economic Forum
What is the regional economic outlook in 2017?

Dimensions to be addressed:
- Bouncing back from a weak economic performance in 2016
- Responding to policy uncertainty in the US, Europe and China
- Preparing for threat of reversal of capital flows to emerging markets

This session was developed in partnership with CNBC Africa.

- Abdourahmane Cisse, Minister in Charge of the Budget and State-Owned Entities of Côte d'Ivoire; Young Global Leader
- Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Finance of South Africa
- Frédéric Lemoine, Chairman of the Executive Board, Wendel, France; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa
- Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance of Germany
- Ulrich Spiesshofer, President and Chief Executive Officer, ABB, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa

Moderated by
- Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor-in-Chief and Executive Director, CNBC Africa, South Africa

Comments 20 Comments

Am I the only one to notice that the moderator is hot af?
Don't worry our young people learn fast and will take over Africa. Africa for the Africans those home and those abroad.
pay me some alimony or do some time
yeah right thats why unemployment is rising
that south African guy said the currency is bad.... the currency is good!!! Does he know what the hell he's talking about? thats why their economy is messing up from affirmative action eoe people working for their central bank and Treasury.Hes not educated or smart and reflects the problems africa is having
Walu Kalua
Appalling to witness an African cabinet minister worry more about #Brexit and USA elections THAN weigh on rising unemployment, dismal inter-Africa trade, political violence, religious extremism & wars. Time is running out to train/employ 300 million young people.
Clayton Africa
With what Gigaba said about the time and risks with his 3 reasons. I only agree with 2 point being, African trade and engage the youth.
Onuoha Chiemezie
the reason why the whites can chair this program is because our African rulers r not LEADERS(coz they don't have a sense of direction for those they ought to lead (but r ruling)...this has always been the problem,don't blame the whites for seeing a loophole n cashing in on it
Jonathan Bethune
There tools of oppression are debt. once your in It, your rarely allowed out. It's up to you to figure out how to build from a position of strength and not allow them to rule your future.
liberal democracy is getting a lot of people concerned that it is a modern form of governance and allows for the integration into the free market economy where the sky is the limit concerning your potential and growth. I agree with this concern about adopting a system that has growth as a model for its continued success, That is where people feel exploited but I know of no other way to address the needs of everyone in society better than what liberal democracy sets the foundation for. again I would say, do it from a position of strength and moderation and you will see your future in the world brighten.
I follow Russian and Chinese politics a bit and there systems are a little autocratic but I would say that it is part of the cultural heritage of those countries that those systems , for the time being, are best suited for those cultures to grow into the modern world in the manner they choose. Chinas growth has been so fast and Russia's so cautious but they are emerging with distinctive characters in the world.
look into those histories and I hope you will find some contrast for your thoughts.
Be well.
Dawngliana Pachuau
Africa is a treasure throve of untapped resources in almost every sector.. the World needs to acknowledge it much more than it is doing now..
Jonathan Bethune
beautiful and developing people too.
Jonathan Bethune
Good point
Peace Peace
Africa is a continent not a country. there are beautiful developing countries in Africa and poor countries too, im tired of hearing some people speak about the continent as one poor place.
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South Africa 2017 - Leadership South Africa 2017 - Africa 2 days ago   1:02:49

From civil protest and terrorism to the evolving dynamics between Africa and global economic powers, how can Africa’s leaders better respond to and manage the range of challenges it faces?

- Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International, United Kingdom; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa
Rich Lesser, Global Chief Executive Officer and President, Boston Consulting Group, USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa
- Lindiwe Mazibuko, Leader of the Opposition, Parliament of South Africa (2011-2014); Young Global Leader

Welcoming Remarks by
- Philipp Rösler, Head of Regional and Government Engagement, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

Chaired by
- Nancy Kacungira, Foreign Correspondent, BBC World News, United Kingdom

Special Remarks by
- Anant Singh, Producer, Videovision Entertainment, South Africa