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South Africa in Africa: The importance of (re-) adopting a Pan-African mindset in business

When: Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Where: Parktown Management Campus
Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School
Start time:18:00

The Wits Business School will host this panel discussion on Pan-Africanism.

Pan-Africanism is an age-old concept that has seen has generations of African leaders determined to forge solidarity among African states. The African Union’s Agenda 2063 (“The Africa We Want”) recommits to a prosperous and politically united continent based on sustainable development and inclusive growth.

From the ground-breaking ideals of Ghanian revolutionary Kwame Nkrumah to the “African Renaissance” immortalised by former President Thabo Mbeki to the ideals of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), what has happened to Pan-Africanism in 2018?
Please join Visiting Adjunct Professor at Wits Business School Dr Reuel Khoza and a panel of speakers as they grapple with these questions:

  • From Nkuruma to Ramaphosa: what happened?
  • Whatever happened to the African Renaissance?
  • NEPAD: Stillborn, or morphed?


  • Lynette Chen, CEO: the NEPAD Business Foundation
  • Dr Somadoda Fikeni, Leading public commentator and political analyst
  • William Gumede, Associate Professor, Wits School of Governance 

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