Brand South Africa to Host a Special Debate on the Sidelines of the EU-AU Summit

GELUMPAI.ID – The debate titled “The South Africa perspective: Can the EU & Africa reboot their relationship” will be hosted in partnership with , Europe’s leading international news media, and its sister channel .

The live debate will take place on the first day of the Summit, 17 February 2022, at 16:00 CAT and will be live-streamed on .com and .com, and across their social platforms.

The internationally acclaimed former Euro News anchor, will host the session. The debate will focus on main issues shaping South Africa-EU relations.

Including vaccine production, sustainable development, security, energy, education and economic integration and recovery.

“Africa has come a long way since the first summit held in Cairo in 2001. The upcoming sixth summit presents an opportunity to achieve the vision of the 2001 summit, something that has been elusive for two decades,” says Sithembile Ntombela, Acting CEO of Brand South Africa.

“This sixth installment is taking place at a time governments are implementing recovery plans to rebuild their economies dented by the pandemic, the worst to hit the world in more than 100 years.”  

Chris will be joined by Colin Coleman, former CEO of Goldman Sachs and former senior fellow at Yale University; Domenico Rosa, Head of the Task Force on Post Cotonou at the European Commission.

Than, Bajabulile Tshabalala, Senior Vice-President at the African Development Bank Group; Ronak Gopaldas, Director at Signal Risk; Dr Carlos Lopes, economist and honorary professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Governance at the University of Cape Town (UCT); and Luisa Santos, Head of International Relations at BusinessEurope.

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