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Ratings & Recession: A conversation with National Treasury on the Road Ahead

Please note that this is a breakfast session

Join Deputy Minister of Finance, Sfiso Buthelezi; Chief Director for Strategy and Risk Management; Dr Mampho Modise; and leading economists for a conversation on where to from here after the recent ratings announcements and the news of our first recession in eight years.

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Ratings agencies S&P Global and Fitch have already downgraded SA to junk status while Moody's decision is pending, with most expecting it this Friday. What impact will the news of recession have on our ratings and how can we achieve growth and success during challenging times?

Speakers  

  • Sfiso Buthelezi, Deputy Minister of Finance;
  • Dr Mampho Modise, Chief Director for Strategy and Risk Management, Treasury;
  • Dr Thabi Leoka, Economist, Argon Asset Managers; and
  • Prof Nick Binedell, GIBS.
Additional Info:

Breakfast and registration: 07:30-08:00

Starts: 08:00

Ends: 09:30

Can't afford to attend? Apply for one of the limited free seats @ nkawus@gibs.co.za

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  • Prof Nick Binedell is the Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, established in January 2000, by the University of Pretoria. After an initial career in the industry in the Mining and Manufacturing sectors in sales and general management in the Barlow Rand Group, Prof Binedell has focused his career for the past 20 years in business education.

    In 1998 Prof Binedell was invited to establish a new business school focused on meeting the individual and corporate needs of business in South Africa. The school has rapidly established itself as a leading business school in South Africa with a strong focus on partnering with leading South African corporates and providing a high level of local and international business education. It was previously ranked as one of the top 40 global executive education providers by the London Financial Times.

    Prof Binedell is a determined traveller and explorer. His earlier roots included extensive travel and by the time he was ten he had lived in Zimbabwe, Germany, Yemen, Kenya, South Africa, and Britain. He has spent five years in the United States and in the past three years has travelled to Sydney, Shanghai, Dubai, Prague, Budapest, Lagos as well as European and American cities. 

    Prof Binedell’s area of expertise is in the field of business strategy formulation and his academic and consulting work, although dominantly in South Africa, includes work in the United States, Europe, and Australia. His earlier roots included extensive travel and by the time he was ten he had lived in Zimbabwe, Germany, Yemen, Kenya, South Africa, and Britain.

    He has spent five years in the United States and in the past three years has travelled to Sydney, Shanghai, Dubai, Prague, Budapest, Lagos as well as European and American cities. 

    Qualifications

    • PhD (UW)
    • MBA (UCT)
    • BCom (RU)
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