Brand South Africa and Wits Business School to host an interactive seminar on investor perceptions study on South Africa


Johannesburg, Tuesday 1 April 2014 – Brand South Africa and Wits Business School invite media to cover the International Investor Perceptions of South Africa in a Competitive Emerging Market Environment on Wednesday, 2 April at the Bert Wessels Lecture Theatre, Wits School, Parktown.

Brand South Africa conducts an international investor perceptions study of South Africa on an annual basis. This interactive seminar, presented by Dr Petrus de Kock, will share key findings from the 2013/14 research with participants.

Media are invited as follows:


Date:            Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Time:           8:30am for 9:00 am to 11:00am

Venue:          Bert Wessels Lecture Theatre – Wits Business School, 2 St. David’s Place, St  Andrews Road Parktown

International Investor Perceptions of South Africa in a Competitive Emerging Market Environment Wednesday 2 April, 2014
8:30 – 9:00Arrival and registration
9:00 – 9:10Welcome remarksPurpose of eventProfessor Steve Bluen, Director & Head of School: Wits Business SchoolMr Miller Matola, Brand SA CEO
9:10 – 10:00International investor perceptions in a complex emerging market environment & outcomes of the SA Competitiveness ForumDr Petrus de KockResearch Manager, Brand SA
10:00 – 10:30Responses and open discussionMr Siphiwe Ngwenya, Group CEO, Gauteng Growth and Development AgencyMr Ravi Naidoo, Executive Director, Department of Economic Development, City of Johannesburg
10:30 – 11:00Open Q&A discussion with audienceLessons drawn from presentations/discussionsAllProfessor Steve Bluen, Director & Head of School: Wits Business School
11:00Vote of ThanksMr Miller Matola, Brand SA CEO

Note to Editors


About Wits Business School


About Brand South Africa

Brand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.

About Play Your Part

Play Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing – because a nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.

Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates to individuals, NGOs to government, churches to schools, and young to not so young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.

There are numerous opportunities, big and small, for each and every South African to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate. Play Your Part encourages them to act on these opportunities.

The campaign is driven by the Brand South Africa.


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