Deloitte in Dialogue

With Honourable Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan

On Thursday 3 March 2016, Deloitte was privileged to host Honourable Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and his delegation at our Deloitte offices. Minister Gordhan addressed a captive audience of both Deloitte partners and clients, reaffirming his message of driving a collaborative and cohesive approach between business leaders and government in building a better South Africa for all.

Minister Gordhan addressed the following in his address to guests:
  • South Africa’s need to act pre-emptively to the threat of a rating downgrade
  • IMF emphasis on structural reforms for growth
  • Fiscal sustainability a priority in South Africa
  • Reforms to encourage investment
  • Stated owned companies reforms

Minister Gordhan and honoured guest drew the dialogue to a close with a pledge of resilience and commitment, in memory of beloved Former President Nelson Mandela with the following quote:

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

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