15TH ANNUAL AFRICAN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE
23 & 24 May 2013 from 08h00-16h00 at INKOSI ALBERT LUTHULI ICC, DURBAN
The African Renaissance Conference 'Connecting Africa' will bring together experts and senior representatives to focus primarily on connectivity of the African Continent and the relevance of South Africa's programmes to the continental agenda. Topics will include the Implementation of the National Development Plan and its impact on public/private partnerships; Drivers of growth for African cities & lessons learnt; Maritime trade in Africa; ITC development on the African continent; Promotion of Tourism into Africa and SA Government's strategy on economic growth through infrastructure development. The programme features prominent speakers including Minister in the Presidency Mr Trevor Manuel; Minister of Correctional Services Sibusiso Ndebele; Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Gugile Nkwinti; Senior Economist of KPMG Ms Lullu Krugel; CEO of Nashua Communications Mr Andy Openshaw and Group CEO of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd Mr Stephen Saad, amongst others.
African Renaissance Festival The annual African Renaissance Conference held in Durban, now in its 14th year, is to celebrate debate and examine broader issues related to re-defining and rebuilding Africa. This is achieved through accessing and developing its own rich social, economic, faith and political resources; building partnerships; developing skills and networking. The Conference is attended by delegates from around the African continent including senior leaders in government and business, representatives from NGOs, emerging entrepreneurs and local communities. A youth conference is also held annually along with a music festival.
WELCOME MESSAGE BY DR ZWELI MKHIZE : THE HOURABLE PREMIER OF KWAZULU-NATAL
It is a special honour and privilege for KwaZulu-Natal Province to host delegates from the whole continent and the diaspora a few months before we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the South A... continue reading ›
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM DR. SIBUSISO NDEBELE : CHAIRPERSON OF THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE IN KWAZULU-NATAL, NATIONAL MINISTER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
We welcome you all to this, the 15th African Renaissance Conference in Durban. Our deliberations, and the sharing of knowledge and ideas at a conference such as this, can only help lead to an ... continue reading ›
WELCOME MESSAGE BY MR JAMES NXUMALO : THE MAYOR OF ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY
On behalf of the Executive Committee of eThekwini, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the delegates who will be descending to the warm and caring City of Durban for the 2013 African ... continue reading ›
Keynote Address at the 14th Annual African Renaissance Conference
Mr. Sibusiso Ndebele (MP), Minister of Transport - RSA
-25th May 2012
Inkosi Alber... continue reading ›
SADC PERSPECTIVES ON THE REGIONAL TRANSPORT SECTOR AND OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE REGIONAL TRANSPORT MASTER PLAN
SADC PERSPECTIVES ON THE REGIONAL TRANSPORT SECTOR AND
OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE REGIONAL TRANSPORT MASTER PLAN
Remmy Makumbe, Director, Infrastructure and Services, SADC Secret... continue reading ›
AFRICAN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM,
NKWINTI, G. E. (MP)
TO THE 14TH AFRICAN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE
Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC ... continue reading ›
THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE 2012 - 24th and 25th May 2012
The 14th annual African Renaissance Conference was held during the 24th and 25th May 2012 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The festival celebrated, debated and examined broader issues relating to re-defining and rebuilding the African continent through accessing and developing its own rich social, economic and political resources.
The African Renaissance Festival kicked off fourteen years ago, as a think-tank, where thoughts, ideas, skills and knowledge could be channelled towards development programmes. At the time, the organising committee interacted mainly with civic movements, as it tried to capture the imagination and support of a broader audience of role-players.
The festival has since gained considerable ground, having engaged with KwaZulu-Natal's provincial government, launching programmes together that are integrated and conceptualised around African Renaissance ideals. As such, the African Renaissance programme remains a leading example of how provincial government, local government and civil society can work together towards the building of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Having become one of the flagship projects on the province's annual calendar, the festival plays a decisive role in bridging the gap between government planners and the aspirations of communities at grassroots level. It is heartening to see a wave of co-ordination between the government of KwaZulu-Natal and the African Renaissance Organising Committee, eThekwini Municipality, and various stakeholders, including intellectuals, civil society, corporates and the African-American delegation.
As the 14th year of the African Renaissance Festival approaches, we look forward to extending our support base. Together we can achieve the common purpose of taking the empowering initiatives aligned to the African Renaissance to the communities who need them the most.