Zuma was speaking during a gala dinner held under the stewardship of the African Union Foundation at the Sandton Convention Centre in
Johannesburg. He said Saturday night’s Gala Dinner intended to provide an opportunity for the Heads of State and Government and Captains of Industry from all over the continent to interact and exchange views on how they can take Africa forward within the context of Agenda 2063.
Zuma said Africa has experienced steady economic growth as a bloc in the past decade on average, a factor that he said has brought increased attention by other regions.
“Our collective effort will also provide skills for Africa’s human resources, particularly the youth, and to equally expand the role of women in our economic sectors. In order to achieve the objectives and aspirations of Agenda 2063, all sectors of our societies, including business, need to play their role for this vision to be realized,” the President said.