The Inclusive Society Institute launched its Business Circle programme on 11 May 2023 at a business breakfast hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton.
Business Circle is the business outreach programme of the Inclusive Society Institute, which has as its objective the inclusion of the business community in the development of socio-economic policy for South Africa.
It recognises that the development of socio-economic policy without the inclusion of those directly involved in and impacted thereby is necessary to ensure its credibility and suitability in the real-world economy.
Business Circle aims to involve the business community in the Institute’s policy development processes. It will also create a platform for policy dialogue, networking, empowerment, and business trade and promotion.
Speakers at the event included the Hon. Faiez Jacobs MP, a senior member of Parliament’s economic cluster, Ms. Jenny Wu, a prominent Johannesburg businesswoman, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Johannesburg, Tang Zhongdong, and the CEO of the Inclusive Society Institute, Mr. Daryl Swanepoel. The keynote presentation was made by well-known economist, Mr. Keith Lockwood, who dissected the South African economy with projections as to what society can expect going forward.