Invitation to a virtual meeting on “South Africa’s Economic Recovery Post COVID-19”

Prof Jonathan Jansen, President, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), invites you to the 3rd Annual ASSAf Science-Business Leadership Forum titled “South Africa’s Economic Recovery Post COVID-19

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) annually hosts the ASSAf Science-Business Leadership Forum colloquium in which we bring together prominent scientists/scholars and leading lights from the business community to deliberate on a matter of shared significance. So far, we have had annual meetings on science and mathematics education, and more recently on 4IR and new business technologies. For perhaps obvious reasons, the theme for the 2020 forum is on the subject of the economy in a post-COVID recovery.

Date: 26 November 2020
Time: 09:00 to 11:00 (SA Time)
Platform: ZOOM Webinar
Registration: Please Click here to Register (You will receive a joining link immediately after registration)
Enquiries: Dr Tebogo Mabotha ( and Ms Bongi Zwane (

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About the Speakers

creamerDr Kenneth Creamer is an economics lecturer based at the University of the Witwatersrand with a focus on macroeconomics and economic growth policy.  He has Master’s degrees in Law (Wits) and Financial Economics (SOAS, University of London) and a PhD in Economics (Wits).  In addition to his senior lecturer position at Wits University, Creamer is a member of SA’s Presidential Economic Advisory Council, the Management Committee of SASSFE, which raises funds for tertiary education students in need of support, and serves in the management of Creamer Media, publisher of Engineering News, Mining Weekly and Polity. @kennethcreamer

leokaDr Thabi Leoka is an Economist who has worked for various organisations in the financial sector. Thabi sits on the Statistic South Africa (Stats SA) Council where she chairs the Economic Committee. She was appointed by the Minister of Finance in 2018 to review the zero-rated products in order to support the poor and vulnerable in the country. Thabi started her career as an Economist at Investec Asset Management in South Africa and London. She has also worked as an Emerging Markets Economist at Barclays Capital in London and Head of Economic Research, SA at Standard Bank and the Chief Economist for SA at Renaissance Capital. Thabi has a PhD in Economics from the University of London, MSc in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and MA (Distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Thabi was named the Economist of The Year 2017 by ABSIP. She writes for various publication both in South Africa and internationally.  @thabileoka