The 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa will be held in Durban, South Africa from 3 to 5 May 2017. The programme will run under the theme, Achieving Inclusive Growth.

As Barclays Africa, we are proud to be participating at this year’s programme through our message of ‘Share. Grow. Prosper’. We look forward to engaging with key stakeholders from across the continent and discussing how we can work together towards helping Africa achieve inclusive growth.

Insights from our executives

David Hodnett

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (SA)

Peter Matlare

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Africa)

Sazini Mojapelo

Head: Citizenship

Regulation and the future of international banking
David Hodnett

The theme of this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa is Achieving Inclusive Growth. This is part of the response by global leaders to the urgent need to reduce inequality and increase inclusion in the international economy. The centrality of the banking sector to economic activity makes this a particularly important theme.

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Encouraging youth economic participation.
Sazini Mojapelo

Africa’s greatest resource and potentially its sharpest competitive advantage in the global economy is its young and growing workforce. Half of Africa’s population is under 25 years of age. By 2040, Africa is expected to have the largest workforce in the world, 40% of which will consist of young people.

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“Skills for the Future”

Barclays Africa will host a panel on 4th May 2017 during WEF to discuss the skillsets required to make Africa more competitive. Follow the discussion live on Twitter on @BarclaysAfrica from 07:00 CAT: and listen as our panel of experts discuss what needs to be done to ensure that Africa has a competitive workforce that can keep up with a changing world.

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Barclays Africa Prosper | The Lion of Muthurwa View video on Youtube
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Barclays Africa Shared Growth Manifesto View video on Youtube
When Africa prosper, so do we View video on Youtube