3RD SUMMIT REPORT 2018 #2
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA AND THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA – DAVID MABUZA.
“Programme Director; Advocate. Richard Sizani; Minister of Home Affairs; Malusi Gigaba; Minister of Science and Technology; Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane; Deputy Minister Inkosi Patekile Holomisa; Head of the Secretariat of the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa Miss Brenda Ntombela; leaders of labour, business, and civil society; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen; allow me to extend, on behalf of government, a special welcome to all of you, including our guests from our continent and across the globe who are here to share with us their experiences on how best we can accelerate the development of our people’s capabilities. In coming weeks, the world will commemorate late president Nelson Mandela’s birthday on the 18th of July. Had he still been alive, he would have turned 100 years this year. Madiba was an ardent advocate for education and skills development, because he saw these as best instruments to achieve equality. As we gather here, let us be inspired by his unshakable belief that it is in our hands to end the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment, and inequality that bedevils our country and many developing nations of Africa and the world.
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