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SA to use WEF Africa summit to address inequality

Deputy Finance minister Sfiso Buthelezi says President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa will lead government's delegation.

Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG – Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi says South Africa will use the World Economic Forum (WEF) to ensure addressing inequality and economic exclusion remains top of the global agenda.

Buthelezi was speaking at a pre-meeting press conference in Braamfontein on Friday.

The summit will be held next week in Durban under the theme "Achieving Inclusive Growth".

Over 1,000 government and business leaders from more than 100 countries will attend the meeting.

Buthelezi says President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa will lead government's delegation.

“South Africa views this as a critical meeting for Africa to address inequality and economic exclusive. It’s an opportunity to set the narrative on this issue.”

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