Ms Maria Ramos delivered the Anton Rupert Memorial lecture at UP
By Sonja van der Waldt
Posted on 17 November 2010
Prof Carolina Koornhof, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Ms Maria Ramos, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria
Ms Maria Ramos, the Group Chief Executive of Absa Group Ltd delivered the Anton Rupert Memorial Lecture at the University of Pretoria on Tuesday, 16 November 2010.
This lecture forms part of the celebration of the Faculty of Economic and Management Science 90th year of existence and acknowledges the exceptional contribution made by Dr Anton Rupert as an alumnus, honorary professor and Chancellor of the University of Pretoria.
The title of Ms Ramos’ lecture was Is Africa the new Asia? She spoke about Asia’s economic success story and said Africa must realise its own potential. Ms Ramos singled out education as a crucial factor. “Education and training are vital to ensure that Africa’s youth is able to compete globally,” she said. She added other key areas for Africa include manufacturing, creating jobs and strong leadership. She believes that South Africa can surpass Asia’s progress and claim the 21st century as its own.
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