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16
OCT

DIRCO's Engagements

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, South Africa’s minister of international relations and cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu and her deputies take us through what they have been doing in the last month of September and what they will be engaged with going forward. Some of the issues they highlight include the 73rd United Nations General Assembly recently held in New York, the situation in the DRC and Madagascar, countries which will be holding national elections this year.
09
OCT

Resource Governance Colloquium

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 former 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.
02
OCT

73rd United Nations General Assembly

Today we take a look at some of the highlights and what was said in and outside the 73rd United Nations General Assembly recently held in New York. We feature the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivering his political report, President Cyril Ramaphosa thanking world leaders for convening the Nelson Mandela Peace summit and for declaring the period 2019 to 2028 as the Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace. We also feature Maria Fernanda Espinosa – former foreign minister of foreign affairs of Ecuador, now President of the UN General Assembly and South African actress, human rights activist and UNHCR ambassador Nomzamo Mbatha talking about her work the UN agency for refugees.
25
SEP

Africa of the Future

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future we debunk the myth that Africa has not contributed anything to world knowledge with African scholars; Pitika Ntuli, a socio-cultural analyst, Mathole Motshekga, director of Kara Heritage Institute and Prof. Sabelo Gatsheni of the University of South Africa (UNISA).
18
SEP

NEPAD footprint in Africa

Focus on the work (footprint) NEPAD is doing in Africa which is to be found in areas such agriculture, health, skills development, etc. Featuring NEPAD CEO Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD head of Industrialisation, Science, Technology and Innovation Hub Dr Diran Makinde, Head of Human Capital Development Programme Fati N’zi Hassane and others.
10
SEP

FOCAC Summit

In this edition of Africa of the Future, we reflect on the recent FOCAC summit held in Beijing, China to find out if China’s growing influence in Africa amounts to colonialism. We feature President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa speaking at the summit, David Monyae of University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute and China’s ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian.
04
SEP

Constitutions

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we find out if any constitution should be cast in stone with our producer and political analyst Izak Khomo. This is in the light of a recent referendum in the Comoros to allow the seating president to extend his stay in power for longer than the current constitution prescribes. The referendum was rejected by opposition members of parliament, including former minister of foreign affairs of Mauritius.
28
AUG

Deputy head of mission at the Cuban embassy in Pretoria, Ivan Ferrer Arenas

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we buying you an exclusive interview with the deputy head of mission at the Cuban embassy in Pretoria, Ivan Ferrer Arenas. The interview touches on a number of issues including proposed changes to the Cuban constitution, the forthcoming UN vote on US economic embargo and Cuba-Africa relations. Talking about constitutional changes Arenas says input will be solicited from Cuban citizens, even those living abroad with the aim to make socialism irreversible.
21
AUG

Women's Month Celebrations

In this week’s edition of Africa of the Future, we showcase two women of courage and fortitude in celebration of Women’s Month in South Africa. One is the author of Corridors of Dreams and Hope Dr Bukirwa Irene Camara who believes in the power of the mind. She defied poverty and cultural impediments back in Uganda to become a scientist in South Africa. The other is Beulah Mosupye, the managing director of Hawing Tourism and Technology. She believes, inspite of challenges, more women are climbing up the ladder to become leaders in tourism business organisations.
14
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.
07
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.
31
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.

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