Featured Speakers

The Western Cape is open for business

Moderator: Rukesh Raghubir, Chief Executive officer, M&D Construction 



Welcome address 
Robin Hayes, Editor, Cape Business News  


Opening Address
Honourable Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Department of Human Settlements


Inner city transformation round table discussion

  • An overview of infrastructure, transit-oriented development and investment taking place in Cape Town and across the province
  • An update on developmental milestones for the city and progress made towards current developmental goals


Provincial investment and development round table discussion

  • What’s in store for the construction sector for 2017/18? Market trends and investment opportunities to watch out for in the Western Cape marketplace will be highlighted
  • New business opportunities and initiatives for construction, infrastructure development, spatial transformation and inner city refurbishment in the Western Cape


Spotlight on the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA)

  • Understand the challenges faced by municipalities in the implementation of SPLUMA
  • Get up to date on the requirements for SPLUMA compliance with building plans, zoning, encroachment and more
  • Find out about the future of land allocation in the Western Cape


  • Honourable Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape Department of Human Settlements
  • Cassie Kruger, Acting Regional Head, Department of Higher Education and Training
  • David Esau, Provincial Chief Inspector, Western Cape Department of Labour
  • Deon Cloete, General Manager CTIA, Airports Company SA
  • Dhanashwar Basdew,  Architectural activist and transformation visionary
  • Nomzamo Mnqeta, Director: Built Environment Management, The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority


Questions and answers

* = invited speakers