Industry Updates

CNBC Africa to broadcast panel discussion titled 'Dynamic Africa: A New Reality' in Davos

07 Feb 2013

CNBC Africa will broadcast a panel discussion titled ‘Dynamic Africa: A New Reality’ which took place in Davos, Switzerland at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF), in partnership with Forbes Africa magazine, ABN Productions and Brand South Africa, the discussion is scheduled to air on Thursday, 7 February at 9:30pm CAT.

The discussion centred on Africa’s ‘resilient dynamism’, the theme of this year’s forum, and featured and featured a keynote from South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, with a panel featuring South African Minister of Trade & Industry, Rob Davies; CEO of ABSA, Maria Ramos and the CEO of Transnet, Brian Molefe.

“In a world that is troubled with slow or no growth, which is struggling with the impact of unemployment, both business and government have serious challenges ahead,” said Minister Gordhan.

“Collectively, we must balance the need for short-term solutions to immediate challenges, while making a long-term commitment to sustainable growth and implementing a sound political and economic framework.”

The panel was extremely optimistic about Africa’s future.  While the United States and Europe battle political gridlock, mounting debt and global growth continues to stagnate as economic powerhouses like China seek to avoid a hard landing, Africa has remained one of the few bright spots for economic activity. According to IMF the African continent saw growth of more than 5% in 2012 and is projected to see the same in 2013.

Don’t miss the panel discussion on ‘Dynamic Africa: A New Reality’ on Thursday, 7 February at 9:30pm on CNBC Africa, channel 410 only on DStv!

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About CNBC Africa:
CNBC Africa was launched on June 1st 2007, to fill the vacuum in business news services that had previously existed on the African continent. CNBC Africa's main editorial objective is to deliver accurate, reliable and actionable information.
About ABN360:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
ABN 360 offers a holistic approach to telling Africa's business story - first. With much-esteemed international brands such as CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa providing a broadcast and print platform respectively, the ABN 360 conglomerate also offers resources to organize world-class events across the African continent, through ABN Productions. The recently-launched ABN Training Institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities to provide media training among many other courses, while ABN Digital is the company's online presence for your up-to-date business and markets news. Through its sub-brands, ABN 360 aims to be Africa's leading aggregator and distributor of business and economic.