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Byline: Jabu Mabuza
Generations of leaders on a path toward African unity The best transference of heritage requires a constant integration of ideas between older and younger leaders, writes IT IS my privilege to share some thoughts with you on the ideal of uniting the African world. The notion of uniting assumes that Africa is in a state of disunity or division; further, not being united assumes a platform of weakness if we go with the adage unity is strength. It is in this context that I choose to advance my ideas from a platform of personal accountability, based on the notion that unity is strength. Countries and continents derive their strength from a number of platforms and resources. The key output for harnessing strength that I wish to focus on is leadership. We are the leaders Africa has been waiting for.
Let me borrow a definition of a leader offered by independent scholar and futurist Joel Barker, who says that a leader is someone you choose to follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself. This definition is crucial in many respects.
Leadership and followership works …