WEF Africa needs more Finance Minister Gigaba and less Instagram Gigaba: Grootes

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will give his first address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa where the theme is "achieving inclusive growth: responsive and responsible leadership".

Gigaba has previously promised radical economic transformation while reiterating that there will no change in policy. Stephen Grootes told Xolani Gwala that explaining exactly what this is will be a big test for the newly appointed Finance Minister.

He will attending the WEF for the first time since he took over National Treasury from former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after the Cabinet reshuffle last month.

Gwala says Gigaba's image has largely built on the social media platform, and Grootes said that he would need to use WEF Africa as an opportunity to be a traditional finance minister and behave and speak carefully.

More than 1 000 delegates from 100 countries are expected to discuss ideas on growing African economies.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is among the African head of States attending the conference.

Listen to Stephen Grootes below for more details on WEF...

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