South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, has delivered the opening speech at TOC Africa CSC conference in Durban today (5 December)
“The maritime sector is critical for Africa’s rise in global trading,” he told conference delegates.
“It is vital that Africa develops its ocean economies further, and we in South Africa are at the forefront of this.
“Our ‘Operations Phakisa’ programme is generating new investment and creating jobs, and will boost our economic growth.”
Mr Zuma added: “Once we get the infrastructure right, our continent will surely see the results in terms of foreign direct investment.
“You will agree with me that, indeed, the continent is an attractive destination for economic investment.”