Over a thousand African leaders will today gather at the Nkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban for the 27th edition of the World Economic Forum’s annual Africa meeting (WEF Africa 2017). They will be joined by global business leaders and non-governmental organisations.
This year’s theme is “Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”. The World Economic Forum will launch its Africa Competitiveness Report during the three day event and this is expected to help governments and leaders to focus on areas that need improving in their countries and regions.
President Jacob Zuma said he was pleased that WEF in Africa 2017 would also focus specifically on issues that include education, skills and employment; entrepreneurship; energy; infrastructure and development finance; combating, adapting to and building resilience against climate change; and science, technology and innovation.
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“The African heads of state together with captains of industry towards the continent and the rest of the world will be converging in Durban to reflect on the current economic developments in the world and the challenges of economic growth,” said ANC KZN spokesperson Mdumiseni Ntuli.
Security measures have been put in place by the National Joints Operational and Intelligence Structure and certain roads have been close to help with traffic flow.