Zuma set to attend WEF Davos 2015 - CNBC Africa

Zuma set to attend WEF Davos 2015

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Zuma set to attend WEF Davos 2015. PHOTO: GCIS

Zuma will be accompanied by Cabinet Ministers such as Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and the Heath Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

The presidency said that the WEF Annual Meeting brings together world leaders from business, government, international organisations, academia and civil society in Davos to the global economy.

“South Africa will use the opportunity to market the country as an attractive and reliable investment destination as well as a development partner, in the context of the National Development Plan and in celebration of achievements scored since the dawn of freedom in 1994, which brought about a better life for millions more citizens who had been excluded during the period of apartheid colonialism.”

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The theme of this year’s WEF, the new global context, is said to reflect the period of profound political, economic, social and technological change that the world has entered, which has the potential to end the era of economic integration and international partnership that began in 1989.

The South African government added that it is hoping to market key areas of investment in the country such as mining, agro-processing, industrial infrastructure, tourism and healthcare.