Africa Day delegates call for African solutions to COVID-19

CATEGORY: Media and COVID-19
DATE: 26 May 2020
AUTHOR: SA Government

Minister Blade Nzimande calls for African solutions to Coronavirus Covid-19 during Africa Day
25 May 2020

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, assured Africa's scientific community that just as the continent had defeated colonial and racial oppression, so too would it overcome the novel coronavirus.

Dr Nzimande was speaking at this year's virtual Africa Day event, which took place on Monday, 25 May under the theme, "COVID-19 and Africa's future development: Opportunities and challenges." The virtual dialogue was organised by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), which forms part of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

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