As Team South Africa prepares to showcase the country's successes at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, we must remember that a quality education for young people is critical to our global competitiveness, writes Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola.
Team South Africa will again be joining world leaders at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in late January. The meeting is an opportunity to enhance South Africa's global reputation and tell the country's story of competitiveness and social cohesion.
In 1999, five years into South Africa's democracy and in his final year as president, Nelson Mandela addressed global luminaries gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos. His speech is now 15 years old, but much of it still resonates in South Africa, and in the global economy. Watch the video, and read the transcript.