May-2017 Briefing: Marius Oosthuizen, GIBS

Event date: 18 May 2017

On the 18 May, the Chamber had the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker Marius Oosthuizen to the Inanda club for the monthly member’s business briefing.

Mr Oosthuizen, shared interesting insights into the state of the South African economy through his presentation of the topic “SA foresight 2017: navigating the un-negotiated unsettlement”. Analysing the current economic environment, he made mention that South Africa was shifting from a manufacturing to a services economy, therefore, South Africans require skills development and increased access to the economy. He pointed out that the country’s services sector have been too slow to evolve and are being leapfrogged by African start-up’s, which he suggests needs to be addressed by a “reimagined” service integration which includes unlocking South Africa’s vast SMME potential.

” Insightful and eye-opening” – Unathi Mahlati, Investec


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