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Productivity and Competitiveness Webinar

Productivity and Competitiveness Webinar

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October is Productivity Month in South Africa and Productivity SA invites you to the Productivity and Competitiveness Seminar.

Under the theme of ‘‘Unlocking productivity for sustained competitiveness and economic growth post Covid-19” the Productivity and Competitiveness Seminar, will bring together wide-ranging stakeholders for reflection and discourse on the proposals that Productivity SA has put forward in the paper titled: “Unlocking South Africa’s productivity potential for sustained competitiveness and economic growth post COVID-19”.

 

The objectives of the Seminar are threefold:

  1. To robustly engage in dialogue and reflect on the issues affecting the growth, productivity and competitiveness in South Africa, with a focus on SMMEs post Covid-19 and propose pragmatic and action oriented economic recovery plan- targeting SMMEs.
  2. Opportunity to present and get buy-in for the proposed National Productivity and Competitiveness Framework, which is aimed at supporting economic policy and boosting growth in productivity. The National Productivity and Competitiveness Framework highlights the need for productivity to be addressed holistically across all levels (national, sector and enterprise). It further provides for the development of a comprehensive and cohesive productivity-enhancing national policy, which anchors productivity initiatives in a targeted and focused manner with clear outcomes at national, sectoral and enterprise level.
  3. To mobilise South Africans to join the productivity movement as ambassadors as well as inculcate a productivity culture and mind-set in all that we do as a country and society.

 

The seminar will also examine recommendations which Productivity SA has put forward to improve South Africa’s prospects for improved competitiveness and future economic growth.

These are:

  1. An Integrated Training and Skills Development Eco-system to encourage life-long learning.
  2. An Integrated Enterprise Development Ecosystem to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises, with a focus on SMMEs.
  3. An Integrated Research and Innovation Ecosystem.
  4. A national Productivity Movement to promote a stronger culture of productivity and accountability thereof.

 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 09-10-2020 11:00 am
Event End Date 09-10-2020 1:30 pm
Registration Start Date 24-09-2020
Cut Off Date 09-10-2020 1:30 pm
Individual Price Free

Provisional Program

11:00 - 11:15

Welcome and Opening remarks

Chairman of the Productivity SA Board, Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba

11:15 - 11:20

Introduction of Guest Speaker

11:20 - 11:40

Guest Speaker: Prof Raymond Parsons

Topic: “Economic growth beyond COVID-19 with an emphasis on productivity, competitiveness and sustainable growth to create new decent jobs and preserve existing ones.

11:40 - 11:50

Thanks to Prof. Parsons and introdution of Panelitsts

Chairman of the Productivity SA Board, Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba

11:50 - 12:00

Mr Sam Morotoba- DDG of Public Employment Services in the Department of Employment and Labour – standing in for the DG

Topic: “Labour Market Policy and Programmes (LAP and TERS) that will be utilised to ensure the sustenance of SMMEs as they deal with the ramifications of COVID 19.”

12:00 - 12:10

Dr Joni Musabayana, Director, International Labour Organisation

Topic: “Decent work and the informal economy-Lessons from the Developing World where transitioning from the Informal to the Formal Economy has been successfully addressed”.

12:10 - 12:20

Ms Lisa Seftel, CEO, NEDLAC

Topic: “The role of NEDLAC in facilitating social dialogue for inclusive and sustainable economic growth and what NEDLAC is doing to reposition South Africa post the COVID -19 pandemic”.

12:20 12:30

Prof Darcy Du Toit, Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape

Topic: “Creating sustainable and competitive SMMEs which create productive and decent work on a significant scale, particularly amongst vulnerable groups such as youth and women”.

12:30 - 12:40

Dr Anneline Chetty -Chief Operations Officer: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic)

Topic: “The Industrial Strategy with sector masterplans as the cornerstone to unlocking growth, competitiveness and employment”.

12:40 - 12:50

Mr. Mothunye Mothiba, Productivity SA CEO

Topic: Productivity SA recommendations to improve South Africa’s prospects for improved competitiveness and future economic growth.

12:50 - 13:00

Summary

Chairman of the Productivity SA Board, Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba

13:00 - 13:25

Q & A

13:25 - 13:30

Closing

Chairman of the Productivity SA Board, Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba

Speakers

Professor Raymond Parsons

Professor at the North-West University Business School, Economist and Author of the recently published book, titled: Recession, Recovery & Reform - South Africa After Covid 19

Topic: “Economic growth beyond COVID-19 with an emphasis on productivity, competitiveness and sustainable growth to create new decent jobs and preserve existing ones. Professor at the North-West University Business School, Economist and Author of the recently released book titled “ Recession, Recovery & Reform South Africa after Covid-19.

Prof Mthunzi Mdwaba

Chairman of the Productivity SA Board

Webinar Moderator

Mr. Mothunye Mothiba

Productivity SA CEO

Topic: Productivity SA recommendations to improve South Africa’s prospects for improved competitiveness and future economic growth.

Prof Darcy Du Toit

Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape

Topic: “Creating sustainable and competitive SMMEs which create productive and decent work on a significant scale, particularly amongst vulnerable groups such as youth and women”.

Ms Lisa Seftel

CEO-Nedlac

Topic: “The role of NEDLAC in facilitating social dialogue for inclusive and sustainable economic growth and what NEDLAC is doing to reposition South Africa post the COVID -19 pandemic”.

Dr Anneline Chetty

Chief Operations Officer: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic)

Topic: “The Industrial Strategy with sector masterplans as the cornerstone to unlocking growth, competitiveness and employment”.

Mr Sam Morotoba

DDG of Public Employment Services in the Department of Employment and Labour – standing in for the DG

Topic: “Labour Market Policy and Programmes (LAP and TERS) that will be utilised to ensure the sustenance of SMMEs as they deal with the ramifications of COVID 19.”

Dr Joni Musabayana

Director, International Labour Organisation

Topic: “Decent work and the informal economy-Lessons from the Developing World where transitioning from the Informal to the Formal Economy has been successfully addressed”.

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