In his address at the National Development Plan lecture, deputy chairperson of the National Planning Commission Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africa to first build an inclusive economy as a foundation for its struggle against poverty and inequality.
The Development Indicators 2012 Report shows that unemployment, poverty and inequality is falling; three-million homes have been built; there had been a significant improvement in water and sanitation services; and government programmes are showing positive results. A panel of experts debated the findings.
Dr Mo Ibrahim, businessman, academic and philanthropist, delivered the 11th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of South Africa in Pretoria on 17 August 2013. The theme for this year’s lecture was Building Social Cohesion and was a call to all Africans to work towards unity and democracy.
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