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In his address to an audience of Cape business leaders, Accelerate Cape Town’s CEO, Chris Whelan, outlined a future vision of Cape Town as a sustainable, food and energy-secure city that styles itself as Africa’s innovation city.
A collaborative, synergistic approach by both business and government, with a focus on technology and innovation is key to achieving this vision, Whelan asserted. “We’re calling for robust engagement around the role of business, the importance of possibility-thinking and the necessity of innovation and creativity in helping to address the collective national challenge of eradicating poverty across the country,” said Whelan.
To achieve this vision of inclusive, expansive, successful Cape Town, Whelan introduced a number of pipeline projects that could jumpstart Cape Town’s economy and address the youth unemployment crisis engulfing the country.
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Source: Accelerate Cape Town. Visit them at http://www.acceleratecapetown.co.za/