Africa: Davos - Sipho Pityana for Africa

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Chair of Business Unity and AngloGold Ashanti, Sipho Pityana, has been given a thumping new responsibility by the World Economic Forum -- to deliver on the Africa Growth Platform, which was launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 in Cape Town.

Sipho Pityana has been appointed co-chair of the World Economic Forum's prestigious new Africa Regional Stewardship Board (RSB), which is a multi-stakeholder group that provides strategic advice to shape the forum's regional programme in Africa.

But that's not the half of it. Pityana said he hopes to build the group into a voice that can present particularly private sector perspectives into African continental issues, especially in relation to the African Union which is currently chaired by SA's president Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Africa Regional Stewardship Board (RSB) is a multi-stakeholder group that includes continental leaders like government ministers, business leaders, leaders of regional organisations and civil society organisations.

In his formal comment on the appointment, he said:

"I look forward to working with like-minded stakeholders to achieve greater African economic integration while addressing environmental sustainability, governance and human capital shortcomings in Africa."

The idea of the Africa Growth Platform is to address Africa's job creation crisis by scaling-up...

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