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Everything we do at REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL is geared towards providing affordable world-class education. Whether it’s via the formal channels of our tertiary and postgraduate qualifications or providing a platform for our students to engage with some of the finest minds in Africa, we believe in an integrated approach to relevant, impactful education.

The annual Pre-Budget panel discussion is a highlight in the university’s calendar with seats being booked weeks in advance. Each year, we secure some of South Africa’s finest intellectual and analytical minds to engage with our audience ahead of the Finance Minister’s Budget Speech.
This year, Minister Tito Mboweni, faces a herculean task as he prepares to present his budget before Parliament on 26 February 2020. With a minefield of challenges to navigate through including a sluggish economy, business and government ethics under scrutiny, the World Bank’s economic growth downgrade, rising unemployment, Eskom’s rolling blackouts, the SABC’s financial woes and national debt exceeding R3 trillion, the Minister will have to perform a delicate balancing act to deliver a well-rounded, impactful budget.

What decisions is he likely to make? How will he restore investor and consumer confidence? How will he address the myriad of challenges? How will his Budget affect ordinary South Africans?
These are some of the questions that our esteemed panel will tackle during a Davos-style discussion in Johannesburg.

We are excited to host:
Dr Samododa Fikeni – Is one of South Africa’s most recognised figures among political analysts and social commentators.
Mr Emile du Plessis – Is Senior Standard Bank economist
Dr Martyn Davies– Is the Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa at Deloitte as well as Dean of the Deloitte Alchemy School of Management.
Ms Samke Mhlongo – is Founder and Chief Executive of The Next Chapter (TNC) Wealth Partners – a personal and small business wealth coaching consultancy
Mr Ashraf Garda – Is a media host in South Africa and a radio presenter on SAfm – hosts the show “[email protected]

All our panellists are looking forward to sharing their thoughts, analysis and forecasts and it promise to be an enlightening evening.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP immediately as seats tend to be claimed way before the event.

This year, we have included a few more seats to accommodate the demand so that more people can benefit from what promises to be a thought-provoking, lively discussion. There is no charge for this event.

Date: 19 February 2020
Venue: Killarney Country Club
60 5th Street, Houghton Estate
Time: 6.00 pm for 6.30pm
RSVP essential: [email protected]
Tel: 031-8267334


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