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  Hon. SOR Mahumapelo
Bokone Bophirima Premier

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Background

Objectives of the 2017 VTSD Economic Forum

      
  • To assess the progress with regards to the implementation of the 2016/17 Lekgotla Programme Of Action
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  • Identification of implementation gaps/challenges with regards to 2016/17 Programme of Action.
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  • To expose investors to investment and trade opportunities in Bokone Bophirima, special focus will be on ACT, VTSD and related industries
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  • To provide a platform for small business to engage and create linkages with big business (macro and micro economic linkages).

To engage business to partner with government in the delivery on its mandate of reducing unemployment, eradicating poverty and creating jobs.

 


3. Structure and nature of the Forum

The VTSD Economic Forum is scheduled to take place over a period of two days from the 29th to the 30th November 2017. The event will take place in Mahikeng at the Mmabatho Convention Centre.

 


The Economic Forum will be held under the following theme:

 


“Advancing radical socio economic transformation within Bokone Bophirima through the VTSD approach.”

 


Bokone Bophirima Province along with the rest of South Africa is experiencing low economic growth brought about by the current economic trends experienced worldwide. The Country and most Provinces are however well on their way to recovery, but developmental challenges remain formidable. The question now arises on the Bokone Bophirima’s ability to withstand an extended period of sub-par growth.

 


4. Delegates Targeted

The Summit will bring together an audience of 600 delegates drawn from a variety of public and private sector key stakeholders to include the following amongst others:

 


      
  •  Premier and Provincial Executive
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  • Provincial Departments
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  • National Ministers/departments
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  • District and Local Municipalities
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  • SOEs
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  • DFIs
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  • Research Institutions
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  • Institutions of higher learning
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  • Chambers of Commerce
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  • Banking Institutions and DFI’s
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  • Key industry players within Mining, Agriculture and Tourism
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  • BRICS and SADC countries
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  • Investors
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  • Media

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