ANC Factionalism's Implications for Business | Brunswick Group

ANC Factionalism's Implications for Business

Thursday, 10 June 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 SAST

High profile battles within the ruling party have threatened to split the African National Congress.

What implications does ANC factionalism have for South African businesses and the country’s economic recovery?

Brunswick South Africa’s Miyelani Shikwambana will be moderating a discussion with respected political and market commentators, Dr Ralph Mathekga, Annabel Bishop and John Dludlu on this topic.

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Expert Panel

Dr Ralph Mathekga

Political analyst

Dr Mathekga has worked as a political, social and economic researcher within the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA); in addition to having occupied the role of senior policy analyst at National Treasury.

He regularly contributes content to local and international publications including The New York Times, Washington Post and the Financial Times, among others. Dr. Mathekga has written over 400 opinion articles in various newspapers and magazines, both locally and internationally.  He also worked as a lecturer at the University of Western Cape, teaching courses in political studies.

Annabel Bishop

Chief Economist, Investec Bank Limited South Africa

Annabel Bishop joined Investec in 2001, and is the Chief Economist. She has worked in the macroeconomic, econometric, risk, financial markets, political risk, public finance and regulatory, among other, fields for around 25 years.

Annabel is the holder of the Sake/Beeld Economist of the Year title for 2010 and has won numerous monthly Reuters Econometer awards, and various Focus Economics (Economic Forecasts from the World’s Leading Economists) categories for correctly forecasting a range of economic variables. She has authored a wide range of in-house and external articles, published both abroad and in South Africa.  She has also guest lectured at Gibbs, the University of Pretoria, Wits, UJ and other academic institutions, and has presented at various national and international conferences.

John Dludlu

CEO, Small Business Institute

Educated at Rhodes University, John is currently the CEO of the Small Business Institute and serves on the board of Business Unity South Africa.

In a career spanning more 27 years, John has accumulated varied experience across fields such as economics, politics, business, finance, financial markets, corporate communications and public affairs. While having spent a bulk of his professional life in the print media space, where he held various senior editorial leadership positions including editor of Sowetan, John has also held key corporate communication and public affairs positions at Absa/Barclays and Transnet.