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AUG

10th BRICS Summit

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we find out from business people gathered at the last 10th BRICS summit held in Johannesburg how easy or difficult it is to do business in Africa. We feature among others, Phumzile Langeni the executive chairperson of Afro-Pulse and Dr Snowy Khoza, the executive chairperson of Bigen Group known as one of the leading infrastructure entities in Africa.
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AUG

Comoros Referendum

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we reflect on the recent referendum in the Comoros and its wide repercussions in the Indian Ocean region and Africa in general. The referendum is a way by the current President to stay in power for longer by changing the constitution. We feature Abubakar Aboud, a special advisor to the Minister of Finance under Sambi’s government and in charge of communication for the opposition Juwa party. We also have Ibrahim Mohammed Soule, former secretary general of the Juwa Party and member of parliament and honorable Arvin Boolell, a member of parliament and Mauritian former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Relations.
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JUL

10th BRICS Summit

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we find out from business people gathered at the last 10th BRICS summit held in Johannesburg how easy or difficult it is to do business in Africa. We feature among others, Phumzile Langeni the executive chairperson of Afro-Pulse and Dr Snowy Khoza, the executive chairperson of Bigen Group known as one of the leading infrastructure entities in Africa.
24
JUL

New development approach to natural resource governance

In this edition of Africa of the Future we feature delegates to the recent colloquium which looked at the new development approach to natural resource governance. They include Minister of Communication Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, director of Coalition for Dialogue on Africa Souad Aden Osman, Thoko Didiza – member of parliament of South Africa and Nqabayomzi Kwankwa of the United Democratic Movement and member of parliament.
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JUL

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa state visit to Nigeria

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we reflect on South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to Nigeria to bolster relations between the two countries. The two are the biggest economies in Africa, and while South Africa has signed up to the newly created Africa Continental Free Trade Area along with 43 other countries, Nigeria has yet to sign. It is expected the CFTA will have far reaching impact on African economies and will significantly increase intra-Africa trade and investment. Africa has a market of more one billion people and a combined $3.3 trillion in GDP.
10
JUL

Africa's contribution to civilization

In this edition of Africa of the Future we debunk the false notion that Africa has had no contribution to world knowledge and civilization. We feature African scholars such as Dr Mathole Motshekga of Kara Heritage Institute, Prof. Pitika Ntuli, a socio-cultural analyst and a well-known sculptor and Prof. Sabelo Gatsheni of the University of Johannesburg.
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JUL

Agenda 2063

In this edition of Africa of the Future we find out what inspires Agenda 2063, African Union’s long term vision by the year 2063. We find out why African leaders chose to plan long rather than short term. We feature among others, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki – CEO of NEPAD Coordinating Agency.
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JUN

Eat Stockholm Food Forum

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we take a look at how Africa can feed itself and the state and future of smallholder farmers. This follows the Eat Stockholm Food Forum held in Sweden recently where farmers, researchers and CEO’s deliberated on issues of food and nutrition security, climate and health, the well being of smallholder farmers and the resilience of ecosystems in communities in which they operate.
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JUN

NEPAD

In this edition of Africa, NEPAD Agency reports on work it has been doing on the continent in recent years. The work covers interrelated areas such Science, Technology and Innovation,, Natural Resources Governance, Regional Integration and Trade and Skills and Employment for Youth. NEPAD CEO Ibrahim Mayaki says NEPAD’s role as implementing agency of the African Union is well understood today, but that it must be better understood by ordinary Africans.

We also feature Edna Kalinga who leads the Gender Climate Change and Agriculture Support Rrogramme, Prof. Diran Makinde who heads Industrialization, Science, Technology and Innovation Hub and Symerre Grey-Johnson, head of NEPAD Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade.
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JUN

BRICS in Africa

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we put a spotlight on two recent developments that will possibly have a bearing on Africa in Future. One is the recent meeting of foreign ministers of BRICS countries in preparation for a summit of the this entity late July 2018 in Johannesburg under the theme; BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity. The other development is the re-election of South Africa to the non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council last week. We find out why South Africa is keen to serve in the UN body.
05
JUN

Africa Day: Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we bring you more highlights of the lecture by Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to mark Africa Day. Dr Ngcuka is Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women. In this episode she calls for the creation of men’s movement to fight together with women against women abuse. She suggests there’s ample evidence to show that little or no investment in women-led enterprises costs severely in food security.
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MAY

Africa of the Future

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we bring you highlights of the annual Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture delivered by Dr Pumzile Mlambo Ngcuka on 25th May 2018 at UNISA to celebrate 55 years of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union. Running under the theme of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-secretary and Executive director of UN Women calls for a paradigm change in the way women have been treated in a male dominated society.

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