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African Futures

Insight into African Futures


Kofi Annan - Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006.

“Africa is once again being seen as a continent of opportunity - the last emerging investment frontier."

"Africa can no longer be a by-stander as decisions are made about its future, whether it’s to do with the global trade regime, regulating international finance or tackling climate change. "

Thabo Mbeki - Former President of South Africa

“As Africans, we need to share common recognition that all of us stand to lose if we fail to transform our continent."

Gervais Djondo - Chairman of Asky Airlines and co-founder of Ecobank

“The future of Africa depends on its young people. It is critically important for young people to study hard and get a good education in order for them to undertake whatever they want to do and to succeed on their own initiative. Courage and persistence are key characteristics needed for entrepreneurs in Africa today."

Jomo Kenyatta - African political leader and first president of Kenya

“Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future."

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha - Educator, infopreneur, life coach, inspirational teacher and bestselling author.

“It is the duty of youths to war against indiscipline and corruption because they are the leaders of tomorrow."

Onyi Anyado - Entrepreneur, Conference Speaker and Life Coach who specialises in leadership development, entrepreneurship, employee development and youth impact coaching.

“Africa is crying out for entrepreneurial leaders and for leaders who are entrepreneurial."

Kevin Ashley - Co-founder and CEO of Nairobi Java House in East Africa.

“The journey is forever. Do not ever let yourself feel like you have arrived, because if you do someone else will come and run right past you. You always have to keep going because you haven’t reached the mountain top yet."

Professor Hoosen (Jerry) Coovadia - Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Emeritus Victor Daitz Professor of HIV/Aids research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Commissioner for the National Planning Commissioner for the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa and Director for the Health System Strengthening division at MatCH (Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health) a Division of the University of the Witwatersrand.

"It is critical that we become active, each and everyone one of us, in creating a better society, else the deep divisions amongst us will widen and sink us. Unity is not just an option, but an elementary process towards tomorrow. Lively engagement by all of us with the institutions of government and state, the corridors of corporations and business, the representative organisations of workers and professionals, the halls of academia and the multiple social formations within our communities, is a necessary condition for shaping the future we want."

Malegapuru Makgoba - South African immunologist, physician, public health advocate, academic and vice-chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

"Our country, its future and success belong to us all. We are all bound by a shared past and a shared future and destiny. Let us all work together to ensure our nation's success and create a much better future than we have inherited. Our country requires a sense of common purpose, hard work, integrity and selflessness!' Our children (future South Africans) deserve better."


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