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    Afrika met een geld eenheid en sonder grense

    The president is attending an AU summit and wants the continent to rid itself of a ‘colonial mentality’.

    President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday strongly punted the idea of creating a single homogeneous currency for African countries in a bid to attract infrastructure investment and enable ease of intra-African trade.

    Speaking as a panelist on financing intra-Africa trade at the African Continental Free Trade Area business forum in Kigali, Rwanda, Ramaphosa said that it was time that Africa stops relying on foreign currency for its development and trade, adding that this was born of colonial mentality.

    “These are the reasons we need partners who must work with us and assist us ensure we de-risk projects in order to attract finance for infrastructure projects. I am particularly interested in the notion of us having a tradeable currency that allows us to trade effectively across territorial borders,” Ramaphosa said.

    “We must rid ourselves of this colonial mentality that demands we rely on other people’s currency. Perhaps the day, the hour and the moment could have arrived for us to create a single African currency. Our focus should not be on our individual countries but the continent as a whole to unlock great opportunities and capabilities.”

    At least 53 African Heads of State have gathered in Kigali for the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the AU to consider the legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) and also launch the agreement officially to establish the treaty.

    AfCTA is aimed at deepening African economic integration, promoting agricultural development, food security, industrialisation and structural economic transformation through single-air continental transport market with free movement of persons, capital, goods and services.

    AU chairperson and Rwanda President, Paul Kagame gave a strong indication yet that member states will sign the treaty to create the continental free trade area even if the continent’s most-populated country, Nigeria, withdraws from the meeting.

    Ramaphosa said that the AfCFTA signals a new beginning for Africa and an opportunity to unleash African people’s entrepreneurial nature, adding that the treaty would create a level playing field for African countries to participate in meaningful trade.

    He also touched on the nagging issue of visa barriers for travellers between South Africa and Rwanda, saying that African leaders were creating pathways for their countries which had been impeded by artificial borders to flourish.

    “Earlier today, I met with His Excellency President Kagame. We have agreed that we will put the relationship between our two countries on a much better footing. Amongst the issues we discussed, was that we must resolve the challenge of issuing of visa to people of Rwanda wanting to visit South Africa,” Ramaphosa said.

    “Our Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation have been tasked to work on this immediately and we thus consider this matter of visas as solved.”


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    Die een geldeenheid gedagte verduidelik ons al reeds vanaf 1983 en dit is iets wat sal gebeur. Die wegval van grense wat Suider Afrika n ekonomiese blok moet maak, het ons reeds in 2005 mooi op die webblad uitgespel.

    Rwanda is n interessante vennoot in die plan omdat Mbeki reeds in 2000 direk by die vrede in Rwanda betrokke was toe die rebelle die bestaande regering bedreig het. Mbeki was die president wat vir Afrika in die buite węreld meer beteken het as enige ander Afrika president in die verlede vir sy eie land beteken het.

    Ramaphosa is nou besig om weer daardie leisels op te tel maar om een of ander rede glo ek dat die SADC gedagte waard die lande Suid van die ewenaar uiteindelik hulle eie ekonomiese blok gaan ontwikkel, meer haalbaar gaan wees.

    Nigerië is die land in Afrika met die grootste bevolking. Nigerië word deur 75 families regeer en al is dit die armste bevolking in Afrika, is dit ook een van die rykste lande in Afrika. Die Nigeriese intelligensie wat deur ons land opgelei is, is vir jare besig om ’n ekonomiese oorlog teen Suid-Afrika te voer en hulle sal verseker nie toelaat dat Suid-Afrika in ’n Afrika eenheid beweging die leiding neem nie.

    Uiteindelik glo ek dat Nigerië die Afrika uni leier wil word en dat hy nie gaan belangstel om Afrika vęrder as die ewenaar te verenig nie. Die deel onder die ewenaar is die gebied waarteen Nigerië effektief sy ekonomiese oorloë voer en wanneer Afrika verenig, sal daardie bron van geleenthede vir Nigerië opdroog en ek glo nie dat hulle daarvoor te vinde sal wees nie.

    Ons kan moontlik binne die volgende drie tot vier jaar sien, wat die effek van die implementering van hierdie gedagte sal wees.

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