The Africa Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement across Africa to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms.
Garreth Bloor is founder of a venture capital firm, Glenheim, and the former Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Development in the City of Cape Town, where he oversaw a massive overhaul of the legislative regime on city planning matters, serving a term of office from 2011 to 2016. Though he turned down a seat in Parliament and has returned to the private sector, he remains a member of the official opposition nationally, the Democratic Alliance, and was named an Aspen Ideas Fellow this year. Garreth is a co-founder of Ineng (the Independent Entrepreneurship Group), a non-partisan advocacy group working with SMMEs and has previously addressed audiences of the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations and Association of Private Enterprise Education, among others.
Unathi Kwaza is an SMME owner in Khayelitsha, South Africa’s second largest historic township. Unathi has built a company over the years and leads the Independent Entrepreneurship Group’s (Ineng) grassroots work among entrepreneurs and SMME owners, determined to realise a free enterprise economy and the rule of law. As an Ineng spokesperson, Unathi has participated in workshops with government officials and entrepreneurs in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces and has been featured in a variety of media outlets for her work championing the removal of red tape and barriers to an inclusive growing economy.
Register for the Africa Liberty Forum, May 23-25, 2017 in Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa.
See the full list of speakers here.