As the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa meeting came to a close against a backdrop of demand for change following social unrest within SA, it was clear that the need to deliver on the promise of Africa’s booming youth population has never been more acute.

With Africa witnessing a population explosion — 2.4-billion people are expected to call the continent “home” by 2050  a fundamentally new approach from African leaders across the board must be adopted to address the current lack of cohesion (social, technological and political) that will be required to catapult the continent forward and create the inclusive growth and a shared future that will benefit all.

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