BuaNews, 17 October 2002, Government, Business Agree the Country is On Course
and business have agreed that
out of the crucial meeting in
Thabo Mbeki had hosted this meeting, which was attended by government's economic
cabinet team and the Big Business Working Group, which consists of some of the
country's top industrialists and financier.
of three SA companies listed in London - Tony Trahar of Anglo American,
SABMiller Chief Executive Graham Mackay and Jim Sutcliffe of Old Mutual, also
Mbeki's spokesperson Bheki Khumalo told BuaNews the two stakeholders also agreed
that there was need to address challenges - Zimbabwe
and HIV/AIDS by developing common messages around them.
business made presentation about business confidence and on the other side,
government briefed business about the International Investment Council (IIC)
meeting which was held over the weekend,' he said.
informed Big Business Working Group that the IIC commended the country for
having built a successful economic nation since 1994.
the meeting held in
according to Mr Khumalo, government had agreed to hold a two-day summit as a
follow up, as soon as possible, to discuss issues of confidence and investment
between government and business take place about three times a year, and are in
terms of a nine-point investment framework by big business to explain the key
issues necessary for the confidence in SA and its economy.