David Maynier has served for the past ten years as a Member if the National Assembly in Parliament.
During that time he has was a member or an alternate member of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, Joint Standing Committee in Defence, Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Standing
Committee on Appropriations and Standing Committee on Finance.
David Maynier has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) from the University of Cape Town and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
He will be working round the clock over the next five years to: grow the economy and create jobs; maintain stable public finances; promote clean government in the Western Cape.
Prof. PLO Lumumba is an Associate Professor of Public Law, a holder of an LL.D (Doctor of Laws) on the Law of the Sea from the University of Ghent, Belgium, Master of Laws degree and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. Prof PLO Lumumba holds an honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) (Honoris Causa) from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He is also a holder of the Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) (Honoris Causa) from Bells University of Technology in Nigeria. He has been trained on Humans Rights at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London in England, Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of the University of Lund in Sweden and on International Humanitarian Law in Geneva, Switzerland. He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika and a Certified Mediator. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya FCPS (K), a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management (FKIM) and Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS). He is the Chairman of Farafina Investment Group in Monrovia, Liberia and Economic Strategic Growth and Development Initiative for Africa based in Nigeria.More information about speaker
Healthy Social Justice is important for socio-economic and political stability; ultimately country image. It also enables a positive climate for the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals.
Has social justice been placed on the back banner, in SA/ Africa?
What should be the role of government?
Is (South) African media playing the role it should be in shining the torch on abuses or positive stories?
Should all global funding go through governments or is it better directed at specific civil society initiatives that drive social justice?
Africa is a net importer of food crops instead of being a net exporter, why is this the case?
What is the status of Africa’s food production and export capacity?
What are the threats and opportunities?
What skills, technologies, policies, and legislation are needed to turn the situation around?
What are the key challenges faced by emerging commercial farmers?
Are such challenges unique to South Africa or are they replicated across the continent?
What can emerging commercial farmers across Africa do to have their voices heard and taken seriously by policy makers?
What is agriculture’s contribution to the economy of the Western Cape?
What are this sector’s Strengths and Weaknesses
Where are the Opportunities and what are the threats?
What percentage of Western Cape agricultural produce gets exported to the rest of the continent, versus the percentages exported in other parts of the world?
To what extent do phenomena such as climate change and the aging farmer population pose a threat to this sector?
How have international institutions such as WHO and other countries managed communication around Covid-19? Who came up tops, why? And who lost the plot, why? Was there visible international coordination or were countries left to do their own thing? What lessons can be drawn for the future? Invite Reps from: AU, CDC, WHO Africa, etc.
Which South African Cities are positioned as strong destination brands to attract leisure and business tourism and other foreign exchange earning opportunities; and how does SA Cities Network support them?
Which Cities have potential to be positioned as strong destination brand and what is being done to help them along?
What twinning or other kinds of relationships exist between South African Cities (and towns) and others in the rest of the continent?
Is there any merit in African National Tourism Boards breaking down current silos in order to better coordinate their global marketing effort and, where possible, use pool resources to promote the continent?
What would it take for this to happen and what would be the downsides, if any?
Taking into account the impact of Covid-19, what is the economic status quo in Africa? What can be achieved in the short-medium-terms to reinvigorate productivity across the board and place value on Brand Africa?
What are the key Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats?
What policy frameworks will be needed?
What will it take to ensure that such policy frameworks will be implemented by all relevant authorities and adequate funds allocated for their implementation?
Who will monitor implementation and report on progress, annually?
Must priority be placed on the integration of African economies ahead of global integration, or can the two processes be managed in tandem without creating bottlenecks for African economic integration?
What must African economic powerhouses such as South Africa and Nigeria be doing to help?