Following the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, three countries have pulled out from this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Malawi have withdrawn from the annual meeting which was slated to be held in Capetown, South Africa, on Wednesday, September 4th, in retaliation to the attacks going on in the host country.
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of the society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
In the “Doing business in Africa: a survey of CEOs” themed meeting, gathers that PwC Africa presents the findings of a survey of over 80 CEOs from 19 African countries.
It examines their views of the economy, prospects for revenue growth and the key opportunities and challenges facing the businesses today.
It also benchmarks their views against those of their global peers.
The recent xenophobic attacks began last week after a taxi driver was murdered by an alleged drug dealer in Pretoria.
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Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.