President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in New Delhi, India on Friday, September 8, 2023 to participate in the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The summit is being held under the theme “One Earth, One Family, One Future” and will focus on the key pillars of the Indian G20 Presidency, namely:
•Accelerated, Inclusive Sustainable and Resilient Growth
•Accelerating Progress on Sustainable •Development Goals (SDGs)
•Mainstreaming Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE)
•Multilateral Institutions for the 21st Century
•Technological Transformation and Public Infrastructure
•Building Digital Public Infrastructure
•Safeguarding International Peace and Harmony
•Creating a More Inclusive World, Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
The G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation and plays an important role in shaping and strengthening global architecture and governance on all major international economic issues. South Africa is a member of the G20 and its participation in the summit is an opportunity to promote its interests and priorities, as well as to contribute to the global discussion on these important issues.
The summit is also an opportunity for President Ramaphosa to hold bilateral meetings with other leaders to strengthen South Africa’s diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties.
The participation of South Africa in the G20 is significant in terms of new opportunities that create new jobs. The G20 is a platform for South Africa to showcase its strengths and capabilities to potential investors and partners. It is also an opportunity for South Africa to advocate for policies that will promote inclusive and sustainable growth, which will create jobs and opportunities for its people.
In addition, the G20 can provide South Africa with access to new technologies and markets, which can help to boost its economy and create jobs. For example, the G20 can help South Africa to access new technologies in the areas of renewable energy, green manufacturing, and digital economy, which can create jobs in these sectors.
Overall, the participation of South Africa in the G20 is a positive development that can help to create new opportunities and jobs for its people.
In addition to the economic benefits, the G20 can also help South Africa to promote its values and principles on the global stage. For example, South Africa can use the G20 to advocate for a more just and equitable world order, as well as for the protection of human rights and the environment.
The G20 is a powerful platform for South Africa to advance its interests and priorities. By participating in the G20, South Africa can create new opportunities and jobs for its people, promote its values and principles, and strengthen its position on the global stage.