CAPE TOWN – President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged people on the continent to use the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to develop Africa and create jobs for the youth and women as the continent commemorates Africa Day.
“On this Africa Day, on the day that our nation enters a new era of hope and renewal, we recall and celebrate that Africa is the birthplace of humanity. Africa is poised once again to rise, to assume its place among the free and equal nations of the world,” President Ramaphosa said.
The President was addressing the country during his inauguration as the sixth democratically elected President at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium, in Pretoria, on Saturday.
“We recall that it was around 100 000 years ago that a small group of some of the first humans set foot beyond the continent.
“With them they took a sense of perseverance and a talent for innovation which enabled them to progressively occupy every corner of the world.