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Chief Zwelivelile Mandela, the traditional leader of Mvezo Komkhulu (The Great Place), is the son of Makgatho Lewanika Mandela and Nolusapho Mandela-Perry and the grandson of President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He holds a degree and a post graduate diploma in Political Science and International Studies from Rhodes University 2007. Chief Mandela was appointed a Member of Parliament by the African National Congress following successful elections in May 2009, 2014 and recently 2018. He remains one of the most effective member in the National Assembly. He served on the Public Works; Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs portfolio committees; Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; and of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform. He was an ANC whip in the Mineral Resources Portfolio Committee and served as part of the South African delegation to Pan-African Parliament (PAP) focused on strengthening South Africa’s representation in the said organization. He is the current Chairperson of Portfolio Committee onAgriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.View the profile
We are deeply honored to welcome to Africa. Blockchain with Royal Highness, chief of the Royal House of Mandela. You slept on love you. As soon as there's a real Chef celebrate Mandela Mandela. Orange juice, good day, assalamu alaikum, warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, who sings of God be upon you all. This is indeed a momentous and historic occasion, and I daresay an important Milestone on our journey towards Africa. Achieving its full potential. I bring you, greetings from South Africa, and embezzled. The
best place to park Lobel. I call as well as locations from the Royal House of Monday to all who are participating in this list to R Us Forum. Africa. Blockchain conference 2021. It is indeed a great honor to address you all and I trust the deliberations over the next few days will be fruitful constructive. And the Catalyst for great things to come president. Mandan said that poverty is man-made and we all have a collective responsibility to end suffering. He also said that as long as there is a single human
being suffering. Anywhere in the world. Our struggle is far from over Africa, blockchain conference. 2021 is a watershed moment. It brings together a diverse range of people and stakeholders in a quest of understanding how we best can use blockchain technology to assist Africa. In our quest to Quantum Leap. Our continent and have people into the 21st century and beyond. I'm done with this Vision. We say to the world that Africa is not poor, Africa has never been poor, poor is the mentality
for into African culture. We have each other. And as long as we have each other, we have everything. America was built with the human resources of Africa, through slave trade. Europe was built from the colonial project. That's all Africans. Mineral fill the coffers of Europe America and Asia as it does to this day. Africa is the continent with the youngest population and therefore the greatest potential for growth blockchain technology, because youthful population, the tools with
to assess opportunities, which otherwise would be beyond their reach. What does Africa or for the world and the world of blockchain there. Multiple eyes and imagine about possibilities the most popular response and most obvious is that the world needs Africa's mineral resources. That is hardly a field of human Endeavors with Africa's mineral resources are not deployed. The tragedy that this continent has faced. Is that despite its vast mineral resources. Does not have access to the advanced mining technology
and expertise that is available in the world today. Does it have the excess Capital to recover a beneficiary? Its vast mineral wealth, and Technology Solutions to both disc on straight. Ladies and gentlemen, Africa's mineral wealth is not its only potential. It is estimated that more than half of the world. Audible lamb is in Africa, has huge implications for Global Food security, the fight against poverty, and for Africa's old development challenges. Not only is this a massive opportunity
for investment, but it's a astronomical in terms of the development impact and the Thousand potential for SMS in agriculture. And in the agricultural industry will look forward to hearing from the experts in the real Roxanne technology of what innovative solutions can be leveraged in order to realize Africa's development potential. The African continent also faces huge challenges in respect of water and energy despite having shoes Water Resources in the Nile Congo Basin and the zombies and the largest natural
lakes in the world. In addition to the multitude of rivers, that crisscross sub-Saharan. Not to mention a vast Coastline Africa. Lex, the requisite, Water Management, expertise technology and infrastructure. The same challenge is evident in the realm of energy with shoes, resources of petroleum, gas, and conditions suited to Sola, hydro and other forms of alternative energy development for strange because of the energy deficit Africa, always the blockchain miracle
to address its needs for access to Capital and leveraging best-of-breed Technology to address is deep-rooted poverty and suffering. Royal House of Mandarin is committed to upholding the legacy of Madiba and his vision of a United and prosperous Africa, and a better world, in which we all live together in dignity as one human family. Finally. I wish to express my thanks and gratitude to the noises and all who made this virtual event possible, especially mr. You only met your deliberations in this Africa.
Blockchain conference 2021. Take us forward to watch the realization of Africa's potential and the achievement of its Vision. I thank you.
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