Event date: 20 October 2016
For our final business briefing of the year, the Chamber had the great honour not only to celebrate with our sponsor Virgin Atlantic its 20 years of operating in South Africa, but also to have new Mayor of Johannesburg Mr. Herman Mashaba as our guest speaker. The much anticipated event took place on 20 October at the Inanda club, where Mr. Mashaba laid out his 10 point plan for the City of Johannesburg.
Reinvigorating the inner city and creating business opportunities stands out as part of the Mayor’s plan to grow the Johannesburg GDP by 5% within his term of office. In light thereof, engagement with foreign investors and particularly the UK – which remains the biggest foreign investor not only to South Africa but also to the City of Johannesburg – is a key priority. Mr. Mashaba is steadfast in his belief that “if Johannesburg works, South Africa works” and his determination and practical plans to achieve his goals provided a welcome and inspiring message.