Governance & Regulation Outlook

Governance & Regulation Outlook

Investment is vital for funding the needs of communities, financing expansion, new business ventures and infrastructure development. Developed countries ability to develop their venture capital and private equity sector for infrastructure financing and Small-sized and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has been very instrumental in economic growth and job creation. Perhaps there’s a direct proportion between risk appetite and job creation and success …

This session will discuss public policy applied to promote our domestic markets, is it working? What’s the latest on FSB / SARS tax incentives (Venture Capital Company Section 12J)? What other regulatory or policy options should be put in place to encourage SMEs to join the private equity or venture capital wagon? Is South Africa still the investment gateway to the rest of Africa and are current policies pro this?

Do exchange controls still bode well for national economic development? Where’s the bulk of sovereign investment currently being sourced from? Do the terms bode well for national economic development? How should the government transition to strengthening investment sector by spurring Venture Capital and Private Equity? What policy options do we have currently or that could potentially and quickly be put in place to boost domestic, sovereign activity? What are the challenges, opportunities and advice from experiences?