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Official visit of the Secretary-General to South Africa (Pretoria - Johannesburg, 18-20 July 2010)

 

During his second official visit to South Africa, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría met in Pretoria with:

  • Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
  • Mr. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development
  • Mr. Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance
  • Mr. Nhlanhla Nene, Deputy Minister of Finance
  • Mr. Membathisi Mdladlana, Minister of Labour
  • Mr. Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency in charge of the National Planning Commission
  • Mr. Masenyani Baloyi, Minister for Public Service and Administration
  • Mr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry
  • Representatives from the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC)
  • Mr. Gwede Mantashe, Secretary-General of the African National Congress (ANC)
  • Ms. Gill Marcus, Governor, South African Reserve Bank


They discussed the country's economic situation and prospects, notably the findings of the OECD Economic Survey of South Africa. Mr. Gurría also held a joint press conference in Johannesburg with the Minister of Finance for the release of the Economic Survey (read Gurria’s remarks) and discussed its contents with the National Economic Development and Labour Council (read his speech). With Mr. Masenyani Baloyi, Minister for Public Service and Administration, Mr. Gurría participated in events to mark the release of the South African Phase 2 evaluation report by the Working Group on Bribery. Secretary-General Gurría gave a speech on the OECD Innovation Strategy at the University of Witwatersrand.

 

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