Third Vision 2030 Summit sparks conversation around the key role of ICT

Third Vision 2030 Summit sparks conversation around the key role of ICT

Peter Ndoro, Business and Economics Anchor, SABC2 ‘Morning Live’ being interviewed by Topco Media at the Vision 2030 Summit held in Johannesburg in June 2017

With the aim being to stimulate conversation around a roadmap for achieving the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP), around 300 decision makers from both the private and public sector came together at the third annual Vision 2030 Summit, to talk about key contributors to alleviating poverty, inequality and joblessness by the year 2030.

Held at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg from 21-22 June, the two-day event fielded keynote speakers such as Presidential candidate Dr Mathews Phosa, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, Dr Petrus De Kock, Prof. Arthur Mutambara and many more experts.

Day 1 – Bridging the digital divide to accelerate progress

Both the private sector and public sector are prioritising technology and digitisation as an essential driver to accelerate progress on the NDP, through linking a network of implementers around socio-economic transformation, and empowering ordinary South Africans through connectivity and shared knowledge.

This was the focus for registration Sponsor Huawei’s CEO Steven Wu, who said that ICT should be a national priority strategy, with more investment and a supportive policy framework for ICT development: “We’d also like to see swifter progress on the realisation of significant projects like SA Connect and Safe Cities”.

Old Mutual, Basil Read, MMI Holdings, AMSCO and PMI were at the forefront of discussions after lunch, at the helm of their five respective breakaways. These 1.5 hour sessions covered different fundamentals of the NDP: entrepreneurship development; training and skills development; improved economic production through investment in people; construction, and economic transformation.

Day 2 – Collaboration, cooperation and communication are key to achieve the NDP

Delivering a thought-provoking keynote address, Dr Mathews Phosa reflected on the Freedom Charter and honoured the late Oliver Tambo. He said that South Africa “deserves a recovery plan, developed and implemented under the watchful eyes and guidance of a trusted and virtuous leadership. A plan reflecting the dreams of those who formulated and penned the Freedom Charter of 1955 …the National Development Plan must be strongly advanced as the inclusive recovery plan to change South Africa for the better.”

Tiger Brands, Aerosud, SANBS, Sentech hosted the second day’s breakaway sessions, which focused on agriculture & rural development; advanced manufacturing; healthcare and, of course, ICT.

Finale: Before the road ahead, a celebration of strides made

After the intensive discussions of the Vision 2030 Summit, it was time to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations that have been furthering or supporting national development in the last year, with the advent of the eagerly-anticipated first annual Vision 2030 Awards taking place on the evening of 22 June.

Vision 2030 returns in June 2018. For more information, visit

Vision 2030 sparks international interest in the NDP from Zimbabwe to Japan

20 June 2017

Birchwood Hotel Johannesburg 21-22 June

Vision 2030 sparks international interest in the NDP from Zimbabwe to Japan

This week’s Vision 2030 Summit catalyses new business opportunities for investment, technical cooperation and participation around South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP).

International investors are demonstrating their interest in South Africa’s growth and transformation, even in the wake of recent economic developments – including three ratings downgrades. In spite of the nation’s current investment grade, the third annual Vision 2030 Summit is sparking renewed interest from the international arena in support of South Africa’s development through investment, technical cooperation and participation around the National Development Plan (NDP).

“The National Development Plan anchors, reflects and underpins nationwide commitment to ending poverty and inequality through improving the lives of the poor and marginalised in society,” offers Ralf Fletcher, CEO of Top Media, organiser of the Vision 2030 Summit.

Government officials, investors and other international leaders are seizing the opportunity provided by the annual Vision 2030 Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, to be involved in dynamic discussions to achieve delivery targets for South Africa’s 9-point plan as stipulated by the NDP. Not only is the annual progress of the NDP benchmarked at Vision 2030, but a roadmap is also updated for the implementation of the NDP’s most progressive developmental goals, providing new business opportunities for local and international stakeholders alike.

Taking place at Johannesburg’s Birchwood Hotel from 21 to 22 June, the Vision 2030 Summit convenes leading figures from across the globe to drive development from within both the private and public sectors and to unite all stakeholders behind a practical, achievable roadmap for building the South Africa envisaged by the NDP.

African dignitaries in attendance include Prof. Arthur Mutambara, President of the African News Agency and former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, while international investors in attendance include the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), amongst others.

Supported by AMSCO, Aerosud Aviation, ADCORP, Basil Read, Huawei, Old Mutual, PMI, MMI Holdings, Sentech, SANBS, Siemens and Tiger Brands, Vision 2030 presents a unique opportunity for ordinary South Africans to join both local and international leaders, from government and the private sector, in driving economic acceleration and transformation. There are still limited seats available for professionals from all vocations who want to participate in new business opportunities arising out of the ongoing implementation of the NDP.

To book your attendance at the Vision 2030 Summit, please book online: or call 086 000 9590.

Finalists of the Vision 2030 Awards announced

Vision 2030 logo and imageAnnouncing the finalists of the Vision 2030 Awards: South Africa’s future makers

The Vision 2030 Awards, hosted for the first time this year, has announced its 2017 finalists.
The awards are a groundbreaking first for South Africa, recognising as it does the achievements and success stories of organisations, enterprises and individuals that are actively demonstrating alignment to the government’s Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and achieve the milestones set by the National Development Plan (NDP).

The overwhelming number of nominations for the various categories of the Awards casts a positive glow on the future of South Africa and restores faith in the efforts of companies and individuals to make the future of our children in South Africa brighter.

The awards, and the accompanying Vision 2030 Summit, will draw together a host of business leaders and government leaders – the commitment of both parties is integral to the success of the NDP.

Leading by example, the winners showcased by the Awards will inspire their sector peers, and stakeholders nationwide, to pledge commitment to the NDP – not in words alone but in actions that move the nation forward.

From the organiser of the Vision 2030 Awards and Summit, Topco Media: “We are delighted with the response received for these awards. This is a first of its kind in South Africa, and the only dedicated platform showcasing the good work these companies and individuals are doing on the ground.”

The winners will be announced and celebrated on 22 June 2017 at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg. Tickets can be booked by emailing:

If you would like to attend the Vision 2030 Summit as a delegate, you can book your seat here:

The complete list of this year’s Vision 2030 Awards finalists can be found here: or see below.


African Equity Empowerment Investments

ArcelorMittal South Africa

Boxer Superstores

British American Tobacco SA

WOA Fuels & Oils

HEALTHCARE AWARD sponsored by Mylan SA

Clicks Group Ltd

Clinix Health Group

Government Employees Medical Scheme

Hospice Palliative Care Association

The Innovative Pharmaceutical Association South Africa

National Department of Health


Amadlelo Agri

British American Tobacco SA

Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency

Mariveni Farmers Co-Operative

Woolworths Holdings Ltd

EDUCATION AWARD sponsored by Human Resource Development Council

Cape Town University of Technology

Clicks Group Ltd

Department of Basic Education

Eskilz College

Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Spring Lights Gas (Pty) Ltd

Symphonia for South Africa

The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management

University of Johannesburg

Vaal University of Technology


AcerlorMittal South Africa

Anglo American Platinum

WOA Fuels & Oils


ArcelorMittal South Africa

Automotive Industry Development Centre

Bigen Africa

Bombela Concession – Gautrain

Boniswa Corporate Solutions

City of Cape Town – Water & Sanitation

Coega Development Corporation

Dormac Marine & Engineering

Indigo Kulani Group


Centre for Public Service Innovation

EOH Holdings

Global Business Solutions

National Research Foundation

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

The Innovation Hub

University of Johannesburg

Vaal University of Technology


Asher Bohbot – EOH Holdings

Carol Weaving – Reed Exhibitions

Dr Louise van Rhyn – Symphonia for South Africa

Freddy Masekwameng – Two Mountains

Hubert Mathanzima Mweli – Department of Basic Education

Jeffrey Every – Amadlelo Agri

Kamal Timmal – Eskilz College

Kgomotso Pooe – Soweto Outdoor

Khalid Abdulla – African Equity Empowerment Investment

Malebona Precious Matsoso – National Department of Health

Matsietsi Mokholo – Department of Public Enterprise

Patricia Chiloane – Training at Work

Professor Ambassador Edgars – GBSH Consult Group

Richard Schulz – Adept Airmotive

Veli Eric Mabena – Maluti TVET College


Calvin & Family Group

Orvall Corporate Designs

South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions

Soweto Outdoor

The Green House

Training at Work

Treatment Action Campaign



Amadlelo Agri

Anglo American Platinum

Bombela Concession – Gautrain

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Durban International Convention Centre

Government Employee Medical Scheme

Havas Worldwide

Ithala Development Finance Corporation

National Health Department

Sasfin Holdings

WDB Trust

Participate in driving the NDP at the Vision 2030 Summit

V2030 logo (1) Participate in driving the NDP at the Vision 2030 Summit

Copy of Minister Jeff Radebe

Minister Jeff Radebe

The 3rd annual Vision 2030 Summit will be held from 21-22 June 2017 at the Birchwood Hotel, Gauteng. This will be an opportunity to join South Africa’s leaders in both government and the private sector to take action and drive economic acceleration and transformation to where it should be.
The Vision 2030 Summit – under the endorsement of the National Planning Commission – aims to publicise the activities around the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) and to encourage collaboration among all stakeholders, including business, government and civil society by providing an inclusive platform for members of the Presidency, key government dignitaries and private sector leaders to share insights, engage and discuss the vision for the National Development Plan for South Africa.

The purpose of the Summit is to showcase and recognise all the good work that has been done with the implementation of The National Development Plan and the opportunities that arise as a result of the coordinated effort for organisations, society and the country. Vision 2030 aims to bring the best minds and role players together to identify opportunities and see how they can collaborate to deliver the services and products quicker, so that South Africa can become more productive and grow faster.

The challenge of realising the NDP is a collaborative one – and public private partnerships (PPPs) are a prerequisite in order to achieve its successful execution.
“All South Africans have a responsibility to make sure that we implement the recommendations and findings of the NDP. We owe it, not only to ourselves, but also to our children and their children.” – Ryland Fisher, Editorial Director, Vision 2030.

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