Invitation Want economic growth Repeal bad law 27 September

Invitation Want economic growth? Repeal bad law! 27 September 2017 17h45

20 September 2017

INVITATION

Want economic growth? Repeal bad law!

Speaker: Garreth Bloor, Founder & MD of Glenheim (Pty) Ltd

Cities are the focal point of economic activity.

Join us to find out how the City of Cape Town’s removed over 300 outdated pieces of legislation and managed to outperform economic growth averages in South Africa. Some of what will be discussed includes:

–    The repeal of local government legislation premised on apartheid spatial planning
–    The challenges of municipal regulations for entrepreneurs building small businesses
–    The reform of outdated spatial planning policies can enable growth, particularly given the levels of informal economic opportunity that exist in our growing cities
–    The importance of trust between investors and municipalities in achieving broad-based economic growth in local communities

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

17h45-18h15 (Registration & cheese ‘n wine)

Venue: FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston

(Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)

For more information and to RSVP for each person attending by clicking on http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/View-Event?i=158

Entry fee R50 per person CASH ONLY at door – for cheese, wine, challenging intellectual debate and scintillating company! Media free

Guests welcome

(If you have already responded or cannot join us, no need to RSVP)

You will be able to watch events LIVE via the FMF’s Facebook page by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/FMFSA/

Background: – Garreth Bloor
September 2016 to present
Founder and MD, Glenheim (Pty) Ltd
Venture Capital Fund under management, growing portfolio of investments and global advisory work with high growth businesses
December 2012 to September 2016
Mayoral Executive, City of Cape Town
Headed departments of economic development, spatial planning, environment and tourism
Received nomination to a safe seat in the National Parliament; declined to remain in the city. Elected to public office at age 23, May 2011

We hope you will join us

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION: TOWARDS CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT IN CITIES

INVITATION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION: TOWARDS CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT IN CITIES

18 September 2017

Speaker: Garreth Bloor, Founder & MD of Glenheim (Pty) Ltd

In a world where cities are now the focal point of most economic activity, where most of the world’s population now resides, there is an increased focus on decentralisation and the role of cities driving economic development.

But what of the nature of legislation at the local level, beyond a focus on decentralisation?

The talk will unpack the City of Cape Town’s removal of over 300 outdated pieces of legislation and look at new approaches to spatial planning, undertaken in a city-region that has managed to outperform economic growth averages in South Africa. Some of what will be discussed includes:

–    The repeal of local government legislation premised on apartheid spatial planning
–    The challenges of municipal regulations for entrepreneurs building small businesses
–    The reform of outdated spatial planning policies can enable growth, particularly given the levels of informal economic opportunity that exist in our growing cities
–    The importance of trust between investors and municipalities in achieving broad-based economic growth in local communities

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

17h45-18h15 (Registration & cheese ‘n wine)

Venue: FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston

(Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)

For more information and to RSVP for each person attending by clicking on http://www.freemarketfoundation.com/View-Event?i=158

Entry fee R50 per person CASH ONLY at door – for cheese, wine, challenging intellectual debate and scintillating company! Media free

Guests welcome

(If you have already responded or cannot join us, no need to RSVP)

You will be able to watch events LIVE via the FMF’s Facebook page by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/FMFSA/

Background: – Garreth Bloor
September 2016 to present
Founder and MD, Glenheim (Pty) Ltd
Venture Capital Fund under management, growing portfolio of investments and global advisory work with high growth businesses
December 2012 to September 2016
Mayoral Executive, City of Cape Town
Headed departments of economic development, spatial planning, environment and tourism
Received nomination to a safe seat in the National Parliament; declined to remain in the city. Elected to public office at age 23, May 2011

We hope you will join us.