Join the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and the Centre for Dynamic Markets for a discussion of the role of the private sector as an active social actor in the pursuit of an inclusive society in South Africa.

DATE: Wednesday, 28 June 2017
TIME: 17:30 for 18:00-19:30 (cocktails will be served thereafter)
VENUE: GIBS, Classroom 8, 26 Melville Road, Illovo

The role and place of business, as a social stakeholder in the South African context, is complex and multi-layered. In the wake of the political transition of 1994, it has engaged with the government mainly when matters that directly affect its ability to compete optimally in the domestic and international market have been on the agenda. However, apart from dedicated CSI and CSR initiatives, it has adopted a much more cautious stance as far as its actual engagement in broader socio-political questions is concerned. Given the significant socio-economic challenges currently facing the country, what role should the private sector play in achieving South Africa’s development imperatives?

Join The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and the Centre for Dynamic Markets for a discussion of the role of the private sector as an active social actor in the pursuit of an inclusive society in South Africa.

SPEAKERS:

Dr Iraj Abedian: Economist and Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Investment and Research Services.

Dr Mzukisi Qobo: Associate professor and deputy director at the National Research Foundation Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, University of Johannesburg.

Prof Lyal White: Director of the Centre for Dynamic Markets at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria.

COSATU Representative TBC

RSVP: Farzana Ally at allyf@gibs.co.za