The African Union which declared the decade 2010-2020 the decade of the woman produced a publication in October 2010 “Walking the Talk” and Gender Equality. Now that we have for the first time a Woman as Chair at the African Union there are a lot of expectations being placed on the shoulders of Dr. Dlamini-Zuma to make gender equality a reality or at least to make tangible strides towards it.
Dr. Dlamini-Zuma was Minister of Gender Affairs in the Mandela Administration and is expected to bring her expertise to continue the legacy of grassroots efforts that bring gender equality throughout the continent.
The themes that were outlined were
Battle of Adwa 1896: Ethiopian Military Victory & Defeat of Italy
Magufuli’s New Economic Strategy – Taxation and Manufacturing
The Role of the Diaspora in the Decolonization of Africa
Role of Islam in the Destruction of African Society
Africa Day & Pan Africanist Movement
Innovation & Diligence: The New Tools of the 21st Century
Jacob Zuma & The Notion of Democracy
Agents of Change: The New African Leader