WATCH: President Ramaphosa opens investment conference

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the opening address at the South Africa Investment Conference.

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JOHANNESBURG - Government is convinced Wednesday's investment conference will go a long way in uplifting growth and creating employment.

But analysts are warning the pace of turning massive pledges into job-creating industries will depend on government’s commitment to reforms. 

Last year’s inaugural investment conference ranked up almost R300-billion in commitments.

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to keep it rolling to reach the ambitious R1.2-trillion mark in five years.