KLCBT’s 2018 Budget Speech Breakfast with Stabilis Inc. @ Emnotweni Arena

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1 March 2018

8:00 am

Zelda 013 755 1988 rsvp@klcbt.co.za

Taxes are likely to be increased in the 2018 Budget, but initiatives to stimulate growth are also on the cards.

Dr Roelof Botha, a seasoned veteran of public finance and economics will unpack this apparent paradox and shed some light on South Africa’s growth prospects for 2018, with due reference to greater political stability in SADC.


07h30:  Registration

08h00:  Introduction by KLCBT, Stabilis Inc, and Old Mutual

08h15:  Main Speaker:  Dr Roelof Botha

09h15:  Breakfast


As a previous winner of the Finmedia Economist of the Year Award and with more than 40 years of experience, Dr Roelof Botha is exceptionally well-qualified to advise executives and managers on prospects for the South African economy, including the following:

  • Higher economic growth on the cards;
  • Welcome return of the primary sectors;
  • Global economy gaining some momentum;
  • Rand exchange rate likely to stabilize;
  • Interest rates on their way down;
  • Fiscal consolidation is achievable…

His past experience as an economic policy advisor at National Treasury and regular discussions with political analysts (including his father, who served in the late Nelson Mandela’s first Cabinet) also allow him to provide sensible reflections on the policy environment, in general, and the likely implications of the imminent leadership change in Government, in particular.

He accurately predicted the retention of investment grade for South Africa’s sovereign bonds by Moody’s in November 2017 as well as the dramatic recovery of the Rand during the last quarter of 2017, based on a thorough analysis of indicators confirming the country’s fundamental fiscal and monetary stability.

He is a provocative keynote that provides a balanced and authoritative perspective on South Africa’s economic and political outlook, mingled with some optimism…