The MediaShop's first forum for 2013 unpacked the budget under the guidance of radio personality Bruce Whitfield from Radio 702.
He said that the finance minister is frustrated by waste within government departments and that he is being pulled in many different directions. On the subject of big business, he said that companies are going into Africa, as it is harder to make money at home because of, among other things, the increasing petrol price and instability of the electricity supply.
"The purpose of these forums is to invite our clients and agency partners firstly to gain some new perspective or knowledge on a certain topic and secondly it's a chance for our team to network and brainstorm with our clients in an informal setting," says Chris Botha, group MD of The MediaShop.
"Each forum hosts different guests and dissects different topics. For those who can't attend, we've created the hash tag #MediaShopFourm
and tweet throughout each session from our @MediaShopZA