National Treasury on OECD Economic Survey of South Africa: Online press conference

OECD Economic Survey of South Africa: Online press conference

The OECD will present a new Economic Survey of South Africa on Thursday 25 August. The Survey examines the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on South Africa’s economy and society and proposes reforms to overcome long-running structural weaknesses and raise living standards. It considers South Africa’s exposure to risks to the global outlook from the war in Ukraine, and two special chapters discuss ways to raise tax revenues without exacerbating inequalities and the need to revive productivity as a driver of living standards.

OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann will present the Survey’s main findings and recommendations and take questions at a press conference alongside the South African Minister of Finance, Mr Enoch Godongwana at 10:00 SAST.

Journalists are invited to register attendance in advance at this link(link is external).

The Survey will be available from 10:00 on Thursday 25 August 2022 at the following link, which can be included in news articles: www.oecd.org/economy/south-africa-economic-snapshot/(link is external).

Journalists can request an advance copy of the Survey under embargo, thereby undertaking to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures, by emailing embargo@oecd.org(link sends e-mail). Embargoed copies will be sent out a day before the launch.

For interview requests for the Minister of Finance, please contact the Minister’s spokesperson Mfuneko Toyana on Mfuneko.Toyana@treasury.gov.za(link sends e-mail).

For any other requests or information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD Media Office(link sends e-mail) (+33 1 45 24 97 00). To get advance notification of other OECD reports and events, journalists can complete this short form(link is external).

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Source: Government of South Africa

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