[Event][Coal][Finance]PROGRAMME – Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium SA

The President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa will be the convener of SIDSSA 2020.
The event will feature in-depth debate on the latest developments around finance, sustainable infrastructure and the impact of new technology before drilling more deeply into specific sectors, including energy, cities and transport, with case studies showcasing ground-breaking projects, advanced technologies and emerging funding structures. Another key feature will be the “Marketplace”, a networking platform for leaders in infrastructure to pitch their ideas, projects or solutions to stakeholders across the value chain. The economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for key role players in the infrastructure universe to stimulate the economy through infrastructure investment. This will boost the economy in the short-term, and in the long-term provide societal benefits such as employment and spatial integration. The World Economic Forum highlights that when 1% of GDP is invested in infrastructure, economic output increases by about 0.4% in the same year and by 1.5% four years later. The SIDSSA seeks to, inter alia, create a sustainable and unique structured approach, that galvanises funders, policy makers, SOEs, and private sector to address fundamental challenges with regards to rebuilding technical and financial engineering capacity in government; development of a detailed and integrated infrastructure investment plan and project pipeline, initiative policy and regulatory reforms to accelerate infrastructure investments, rethink the public sector financing space and revise the public sector infrastructure institutional framework. The symposium will explore these and other key issues under the theme “South Africa’s infrastructure-led economic growth recovery plan post Covid-19″ SIDSSA PROGRAMME OVERVIEW SOUTH AFRICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE-LED ECONOMIC GROWTH RECOVERY PLAN POST COVID-19 VIEW / DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAMME
10.00 – 13.30
Opening and Presidential Round-Table Discussion
Opening & Welcome: Welcome remarks by Minister Patricia de Lille
Background & Context: The Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium: the concept, methodology, and objectives
Keynote Address: Presidential address by H.E. President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa
Presidential Round-Table Discussion: H.E. Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa hosts a round-table discussion with imminent leaders and key role players in the infrastructure universe
Physical Attendees H.E. President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa H.E. Deputy President David Mabuza Minister Patricia de Lille, Minister of Public Works Mr Enoch Gondongwana, DBSA Board Chairperson (MDB) Mr Leslie Maasdorp, Vice-President: New Development Bank (MDB) Mr Martin Kingston, Vice-President: BUSA (Organised Business) Mr Sandile Zungu, President: Black Business Council (Organised Business) Ms Renosi Mokate, Convener of the Presidential Economic Policy Advisory Council Mr Jacko Maree, Investment Envoy Virtual Attendees Ms Amani Abou-Zeid, AU Commissioner: Infrastructure and Energy (MBD) Mr Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of African Development Bank (MDB) Mr Makhtar Diop, Vice-President for Infrastructure, World Bank (MDB) Premiers of the Provinces of South Africa View Via YouTube View Via Facebook
14.00 – 16.00
Ministerial Round Table Discussion: Energy
*Catalysing investment in sustainable energy infrastructure: mechanisms to crowd in private-sector investments*
Minister Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral and Energy Resources Dr Jesse Burton, Researcher: Electricity and Climate Policy, Coal Markets, University of Cape Town Ms Vivien Foster, Chief Economist, Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, The World Bank Mr Thabiso Tenyane, Executive Chairman and CEO, Phakwe Group Mr Tshifiwa Magoro, Head: Independent Power Producers Office View Via YouTube
14.00 – 16.00
Ministerial Round Table Discussion: District Development Model
*Focus on the District Development Model and the role of provinces and metros in driving infrastructure development*
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Ms Thembi Nkadimeng, President, South African Local Government Association Ms Bongi Njobe, Head: Social Investing, FirstRand, former Director-General of Agriculture Dr Basani Baloyi, Senior Fellow: Economic Justice Policy and Research, Oxfam Dr Michael Sutcliffe, Former City Manager of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality Mr Chuene Ramphele, Group Executive: Infrastructure Delivery Division, DBSA Mr Andries du Toit, Group Treasurer: FirstRand View Via YouTube
14.00 – 16.00
Ministerial Round Table Discussion: Water and Human Settlements
*Unpacking the water-and-human-settlements-sector response in infrastructure investment*
Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Mr Christopher Campbell, CEO, Consulting Engineers South Africa Mr Webster Mfebe, CEO, South African Forum of Civil Engineers Mr Dhesigan Naidoo, CEO, Water Research Commission Mr Ntandazo Vimba, CEO, Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent Ms Heather Jackson, Head: Impact Investing, Ashburton Investments View Via YouTube
14.00 – 16.00
Ministerial Round Table Discussion: Agriculture
*Agriculture and infrastructure development: mobilising public- and private-sector resources, investments, capacities, skills, and technology*
Ms Thoko Didiza, Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Dr Vuyo Mahlati, President, African Farmers Association of SA Dr Shadrack Moephuli, President and CEO, Agricultural Research Council Mr Omri van Zyl, CEO, AgriSA Mr Wandile Sihlobo, agricultural economist and Head: Agribusiness Research, Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa Ms Jennifer Blanke, Vice-President: Agriculture, Human and Social Development, African Development Bank Dr Hilke Maartens, Executive Director, Creating Hope for Africa View Via YouTube
14.00 – 16.00
Ministerial Round Table Discussion: Digital Infrastructure
*Digital infrastructure as a key foundation and enabler for a modern, digital economy: investment needs and gaps*
Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Minister of Communications, Telecommunications, and Postal Services Dr Andile Ngcaba, Commissioner on 4IR Commission, Chairman of FTTX Council Prof. Brian Armstrong, Chair: Digital Business, University of Witwatersrand Ms Kholiwe Makhohliso, Vice-President and MD, Software AG Mr Dalibor Vavruska, independent consultant and thought leader on digital transformation View Via YouTube
14.00 – 16.00
Ministerial Round Table Discussion: Public Works
*Employment-intensive infrastructure investment: job creation through employment intensive public-works programmes*
Ms Patricia de Lille, Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Ms Neva Makgetla, Senior Economist, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies Mr Frans Baleni, Former NUM General-Secretary, PetroSA Board Chairperson Prof. Haroon Bhorat, University of Cape Town Mr Mfundo Nkuhlu, COO, Nedbank Dr Mariam Altman, Commissioner, National Planning Commission View Via YouTube
14.00 – 16.00
Ministerial Round Table Discussion: Transport
*Closing Africa’s transport infrastructure deficit: a regional perspective*
Mr Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport Mr Jack van der Merwe, Head, Gauteng Transport Authority Ms Portia Derby, CEO, Transnet Ms Malebo Matolong, transport expert Mr Tom Andersen, Regional Head, European Investment Bank Mr Monale Ratsoma, Director-General, New Development Bank (Africa Regional Office) Ms Ipeleng Selele, RRS Trade and Investment Group View Via YouTube
14.00 – 16.00
Ministerial Round Table Discussion: Funding Models for Infrastructure Development
*Re-imagining funding models for infrastructure development in South Africa*
Dr David Masondo, Deputy Minister of Finance Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Head: Investment and Infrastructure, Office of The Presidency Mr Lungisa Fuzile, CEO, Standard Bank South Africa Mr Leslie Maasdorp, Vice-President, New Development Bank Mr Patrick Dlamini, CEO, Development Bank of Southern Africa Ms Magda Wierzycka, CEO, Sygnia Limited Ms Nazmeera Moola, Deputy Managing Director: SA, Head of SA Investments, Ninety One Asset Management View Via YouTube