Presidency and Brand South Africa hosted the fifth instalment of the annual Nation Brand Forum, which brought together a wide range of stakeholders to chart the way forward to realise the goals of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP), with the objective to revive and revitalise  the South African economy post the COVID-19 pandemic.

The forum, was hosted under the theme ‘Believe in South Africa: Reflect, Rebuild, and Reassure’ on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 as a hybrid event with a the speakers and limited audience at the Sandton Convention Centre in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and streamed live globally.

This year’s Nation Brand Forum, highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts to boost investment, trade and tourism for South Africa, features confirmed eminent decision-makers such as the host and executive authority of Brand South Africa, Honourable Minister Mondli Gungubele, the General Secretary of the AFCFTA, Honourable Wamkele Mene, Simon Anholt, who has advised the Presidents,Prime Ministers, monarchs and governments of nearly sixty countries,cities and regions, helping them to engage more productively and imaginatively with the international community;Professor Bonang Mohale, the new president of BUSA and Dr. Ryan Noach, the CEO ofDiscovery Health.
The Forum, with its central theme, ‘Believe in South Africa:Reflect, Rebuild, and Reassure’, happened at an important juncture in the country’s efforts to rebuild and reposition South Africa through the pandemic.

“We have convened this year’s Nation Brand Forum to collectively and constructively reflect on the challenges facing our country and to reassure investors and all stakeholders that South Africa has appropriate and robust policies to re-build a resilient and inclusive economy and that it remains an attractive destination for investment,trade and tourism,” echoed Sithembile Ntombela, Brand SouthAfrica’s Acting CEO.

Change makers and Leaders take a photo at a Forum