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South Africa: Last Day of WEF Africa 2015


Pretoria — The World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa 2015 will wrap up later today after a host of ministers participate in various sessions.

Friday’s programme will include amongst others, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan, speaking at a session on financial integrity, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe attending a session on migration inside and outside Africa, Minister of Science and technology Naledi Pandor in a session on transforming Africa’s economies and Communications Minister Faith Muthambi in a session entitled The Big News.

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is expected to participate in a session on Africa’s economic outlook.

It emerged from the Cape Town summit on Thursday that a future characterised by growth, development and prosperity will be critical to a reimagined Africa.

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This comes after President Jacob Zuma said a pre-condition required for the growth and development of the continent is a commitment to good governance and constitutional democracy.

He said this will lay the basis for the private sector on the continent and investors, to contribute to national growth and development targets, which further contributes to continental growth and development.

On Thursday, day two of the forum being held under the theme: “Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future”, participants from around the world engaged meaningfully and robustly, emphasising that South Africa is open for business.

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom carried forward the message that South Africa is committed to ensuring an open immigration policy that enables tourists and investors alike to enter the country.

It emerged from the Cape Town summit on Thursday that a future characterised by growth, development and prosperity will be critical to a reimagined Africa.

This comes after President Jacob Zuma said a pre-condition required for the growth and development of the continent is a commitment to good governance and constitutional democracy.

He said this will lay the basis for the private sector on the continent and investors, to contribute to national growth and development targets, which further contributes to continental growth and development.

On Thursday, day two of the forum being held under the theme: “Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future”, participants from around the world engaged meaningfully and robustly, emphasising that South Africa is open for business.

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom carried forward the message that South Africa is committed to ensuring an open immigration policy that enables tourists and investors alike to enter the country.

To deliver on the promise of development of the economy and citizens, this mineral wealth must be supported by beneficiation and industrialisation. This is key to national, and continental growth and development.

Also speaking at the WEF Africa 2015 on Thursday was Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

He said the South African produced Lodox scanner, a low-dose, full body x-ray scanner, builds on technology developed in the mining industry and is now an example of South Africa’s ingenuity and innovation.

The scanner has also been profiled on the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

According to Minister Patel, the scanner is being used increasingly in the public health sector.

Source: allafrica


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