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President Cyril Ramaphosa attends forum in the Drakensberg

LADYSMITHGAZETTE / 24 JUNE 2018 - 13.09 / NAMEERA SARJOO

The Drakensberg Inclusive Growth Forum brings together various stakeholders such as government, business and civil society

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Drakensberg Inclusive Growth Forum last Friday afternoon (June 15).

President Ramaphosa meets members of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, who performed at the forum

The forum, organised under the auspices of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation Initiative, was held at the Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensberg Convention Centre.

President Ramaphosa greeted members of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, who performed at the forum.

The mission of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation, established by former president Kgalema Motlanthe, is to contribute to the socio-economic development of South Africa and the continent through the facilitation of sustainable access to knowledge, education and economic transformation.

It also aims at contributing to the production of a knowledge-based economy, advocating for human rights and social inclusion.

The Drakensberg Inclusive Growth Forum brings together various stakeholders such as government, business and civil society, including the youth, to jointly share ideas and develop action plans in response to the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment.

Speaking during the launch, President Ramaphosa said that providing rural communities with security of tenure was critical for economic empowerment; it provides pathways out of poverty and ensures that growth is more exclusive.

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LINK : https://ladysmithgazette.co.za/110474/president-cyril-ramaphosa-attends-forum-drakensberg/

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