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Leadership for development in a globalised environment

S. Vil-Nkomo

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 23, No 3 (2002), 762-775. doi: 10.4102/ve.v23i3.1240

Submitted: 07 August 2002
Published:  07 August 2002


The advancement of Africa and NEPAD depends entirely on the emergence of an African leadership for development. Issues of leadership and operational citizenship are examined and analysed. The article uses Othello to dramatize and analyse the challenges of African leadership. The scramble to save Africa from within and external is presented. The consequences of globalisation are examined. The article demonstrates that NEPAD is not a given for this continent, because certain conditions must be met which are succinctly outlined in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, the Monterrey consensus, and the United Nations Development Programme. The article raises questions of shifting goal posts.

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S. Vil-Nkomo, University of Pretoria, South Africa



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