Where is South Africa going and how should businesses adapt?

The country is currently operating in recovery mode following the recent riots and travel restrictions between many countries.

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on South Africa, compelling business leaders to come up with the means to deal with the socio-economic and fiscal implications.

The country is currently operating in recovery mode following the recent riots and travel restrictions between many countries.

All eyes will be on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana on Thursday, November 4, when – in delivering his first mid-term budget policy statement – he will outline the government’s plans to overcome and mitigate the damage the lockdowns have inflicted on the economy.

Covid-19 and South Africa’s subsequent lockdown protocol have had cumulative negative impacts on the small, medium and micro-sized enterprise (SMME) sector. Big and small business owners have had to change their business approach to survive these uncertain times.

In collaboration with Business United, Moneyweb editor Ryk van Niekerk hosted an insightful webinar with Genera Capital investment specialist Dr Adrian Saville and senior research fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue, Sanusha Naidu.

This panel offers valuable insight and analysis for businesses and investors to better equip themselves during these turbulent times.

This webinar took place on Wednesday, October 6.

More on the guests

Sanusha Naidu
Senior research fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue

Naidu is a foreign policy analyst. Her research interests include democratisation in Africa, Africa’s political economy and development, Africa’s relations with emerging powers from the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and Ibsa (India, Brazil, South Africa Forum) groups, South African foreign policy analysis, and the role of Track II or ‘backchannel diplomacy’ in international relations.

Naidu has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Staffordshire in the United Kingdom. She previously worked at the Centre for Conflict Resolution based in Cape Town and managed the South African Foreign Policy Initiative at the Open Society Foundation for South Africa.

Dr Adrian Saville
Investment specialist at Genera Capital

Saville has experience in managing all of the major asset classes, and has successfully combined teaching and investments over the years. Currently, he holds a Professorship in Economics, Finance and Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

Saville’s career has encompassed consulting widely to government and the corporate world. An area of focus in his work is the competitiveness of companies, industries and countries that leads to an inquiry into what enables businesses and investors to succeed in an increasingly dynamic – and oftentimes harsh – global environment.

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