The inability to master knowledge and skills is what divides a developing continent like Africa from other developed countries, Foundation for Community Development of SA president Graca Machel said on Wednesday.
“We, as Africans, we probably have much more natural resources than any other continents which are considered to be developed, but we are under-developed because we don't master knowledge and we don't master the technology,” said Machel.
“That's what divides the world today... there is nothing else. When we begin to master that knowledge... we'll be able to leap into development,” she told businesswomen in Pretoria.”
Machel commended mentors from various countries for guiding 10
women who made it to the final phase of a training and mentoring project for businesswomen, saying they were “building the bridge of knowledge”.