Wits Faculty Of Commerce, Law & Management Partners With The Human Capital Institute & Deloitte To Secure The Long-Term Future of the Gauteng, South Africa Global City Region

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Gauteng, South Africa is increasingly defining itself as a Global City needing to compete robustly for investment, to deliver services, jobs, and most importantly sustainable economic growth. Anyone who invests does so not in South Africa in general, but in local areas. The primary challenges faced by Gauteng's business and political leaders in this, and the coming decades will be to improve living standards and business opportunities in the face of increased, and simultaneous competition from other Global City Regions throughout the world.

Gauteng, South Africa is increasingly defining itself as a Global City needing to compete robustly for investment, to deliver services, jobs, and most importantly sustainable economic growth. Anyone who invests does so not in South Africa in general, but in local areas. The primary challenges faced by Gauteng's business and political leaders in this, and the coming decades will be to improve living standards and business opportunities in the face of increased, and simultaneous competition from other Global City Regions throughout the world.

Global Cities, like organizations must become better at managing an increasingly scarce asset - the talent to deliver and make things happen! What is already evident is that the current formulas of sound fiscal and monetary management, and more and efficient people management systems at the enterprise level alone will not be enough to deliver the capacity to compete required by the Global City economic hubs found in Gauteng.

In answer to these challenges, the Wits Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management will partner with the Human Capital Institute (HCI) of South Africa, and Deloitte to host a 1-day Human Capital Global City Summit in Johannesburg towards the end of the third quarter of 2006. The Summit is aimed at bringing leaders from industry, academia, government, labor and the media together to develop a clearer understanding of their role in ensuring that the Gauteng Global City region is equipped to become a vibrant world city with a vigorous economy. The 1-day summit will launch yearlong activities and project teams to better position the Global City economies to develop, attract, retain and leverage the talent required to deliver business, civic and social results in the here and now, and for the next decade.

The City Summit will be a high profile, very positive event with participation from the most senior leadership in government, politics, business, academia and the media. Thought leadership, and sponsorship opportunities, and local media partnerships will ensure a high level of pre- and post event coverage as will the ongoing nature of the yearlong initiatives that will flow from the Global City Summit to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

About The Human Capital Institute

The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, and professional association dedicated to the advancement of human capital and talent management practices. Through research and collaboration, HCI collects original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people to build a diverse, and inclusive workplace. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please contact Jeff Sacht at jeffs @ worldonline.co.za +27 (0) 824561049; Visit HCI at http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

Press Contacts:

Jeff Sacht (South Africa)

jeffs @ worldonline.co.za

+27 11 4854943; +27 11 824561049

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller (USA)

press @ humancapitalinstitute.org

866-538-1909

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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