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Graca Machel to address education for the next generation at #WEFA

Machel will be focusing on changing education for the next generation of leaders on the continent.

The World Economic Forum on Africa is taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 11 to 13 May. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

KIGALI - Former President Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel, former Eskom CEO Brian Dames and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be leading discussions at the World Economic Forum Africa meeting today.

The forum is expected to focus on finding ways to boost African economies in a sustainable way.

Machel is one of the main speakers. She'll be focusing on changing education for the next generation of leaders on the continent.

Dames is going to be discussing boosting competitiveness and inclusive growth this afternoon.

But one of the main events today will be the discussion between Blair and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who will be looking at partnerships in Africa.

WATCH: Rwanda rising: An African success story.

Meanwhile, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is making his way to the meeting.

South Africa's delegation includes top ministers, officials from parastatals and firms like Old Mutual.

The Presidency says Ramaphosa's message will be that South Africa is open for business, but he may find there is strong competition for the attention of investors, as many of the other countries represented at the meeting are growing more quickly than South Africa and have policies that investors may feel are more friendly.

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