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The Role of SA in Africa’s integration

11 September 2015
14:00 - 16:00


Professor Yang Lihua
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Date:  Friday, 11 September     

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Venue:    RIA Boardroom, 13th floor Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of DST.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, we have seen and will see a different world. The collective rising of developing nations has been a major factor in the current shifting of global balance of power. The new global framework should be a new type of globalization based on development and regional integration.

Africa has been pushing for continental integration for more than half a century. African Union since its establishment in 2002, has been playing a leading role in promoting Africa’s unity and development. Intra-Africa economic integration based on sub-regional communities will unleash Africa’s development potential.

For the next 50 years for Africa to realize her Agenda 2063, it is crucial to promote an innovative development approach so as to uplift the competitiveness of Africa’s industries,as well as achieving a more prosperous Africa for its population.

South Africa has been playing a constructive role in Africa’s integrated development since the turning of the 21st century. How to define SA’s role in Africa’s future development in the trend of collective rising of the continent? What are the limits and constrains South Africa is facing to make her role in full play? The dialogue is expecting insights from the audience.

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