Media Advisory: Monetary Policy Forum on Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Last Modified Date:
2020-10-08, 01:04 PM
The October Monetary Policy Review will be released under embargo on Wednesday, 4 October 2017. A media lock-up will be imposed from 15:00 to 16:15. This will be followed by the Pretoria Monetary Policy Forum at 17:00. Members of the media who would like to attend, should please confirm attendance on 012 313 4754 /Media@resbank.co.za. Monetary Policy Forum Schedule: City and VenueDateTimePretoriaSARB Conference Centre4 October 2017Registration: 16:00 to 16:55Meeting: 17:00Cape TownThe Table Bay hotel10 October 2017Registration: 17:00 to 17:25Meeting 17:30 BloemfonteinThe Windmill Casino 10 October 2017Registration: 17:00 to 17:25Meeting: 17:30 NelspruitEmnotweni Casino, 10 October 2017Registration: 17:00 to 17:30Meeting: 17:30Port ElizabethProtea Hotel Marine11 October 2017Registration: 07:30 to 07:55Meeting: 08:00Polokwane Airport Africa Lodge11 October 2017 Registration: 16:30 to 17:25Meeting: 17:30 to 19:00RustenburgSafari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre12 October 2017Registration: 07:30 to 07:55Meeting: 08:00 East LondonEast London International Convention Centre12 October 2017Registration: 07:30 to 07:55Meeting: 08:00Soweto Soweto Hotel18 October 2017Registration: 18:00 to 18:25Meeting: 18:30KimberleyProtea Hotel Kimberley17 October 2017Registration: 11:30 to 11:55Meeting: 12:00DurbanGarden Court Marine Parade24 October 2017Registration: 17:00 to 17:25Meeting: 17:30 About Monetary Policy Forums: The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is responsible for monetary policy in South Africa. SARB uses several channels to communicate and create a better understanding of monetary policy among its stakeholders, including the public. One of these communication channels is through the Monetary Policy Forums (MPFs), which are held twice a year in each province of South Africa. At MPFs, a panel comprised of senior SARB representatives present recent domestic and international developments that have impacted on inflation, and that motivate the rationale behind SARB’s monetary policy stance. Relevant topics such as the inflation outlook, the factors impacting it, and SARB’s inflation and economic growth forecasts are presented to the public, who are invited to comment in response to recent policy developments.