Dlamini-Zuma urges young people to use education to transform economy
ANC National Executive Committee member Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says there needs to be a skills revolution in order to fast track transformation.
The former African Union chair was speaking at a lecture on free education at the Durban University of Technology on Thursday night.
Dlamini-Zuma says there needs to be a skills revolution in order to fast track transformation.
She says the fight to transform the economy won’t be easy and has called for unity during this battle.
Dlamini-Zuma spent most of her address speaking on the history of colonialism and the legacy of apartheid and how education now needs to become a tool to liberate black people.
She once again spoke about what children are taught in schools, emphasising that students must learn about being patriotic and pan-African.
“But also education must be of quality but also it must teach young people to be patriotic.”
Dlamini-Zuma urged students to contribute ideas ahead of the ANC policy conference in June.
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)