Recently South Korean Ambassador to South Africa, Dr Jong-Dae Park, visited 22 on Sloane and gave me a book, Re-Inventing Africa's Development: Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model.
This gave insights into how linking Africa to the South Korean development model would help the continent advance towards success.
So what makes Jong-Dae’s book so relevant to Africa you might ask? What makes Seoul different from say Joburg, Lagos, Nairobi or Kampala?
The economy of South Korea is one of the largest in Asia and one of the top 10 in the world. From being one of the poorest countries, it rose to become one of the most highly-developed and richest in just a few generations.