Nexus Africa Youth Summit 2013

Anouncement: Launch of Nexus Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa – 6 June 2013

The African chapter of Nexus Global, Nexus Africa was launched in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday June 6 2013 at the Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino.

This was the first next generation philanthropy discussion in South Africa, bringing together former African heads of state, governments, philanthropic leaders, emerging philanthropists and young people from the USA, Africa and elsewhere.

Launching Nexus Africa

On the evening of June 6th at a gala event, Ubuntu Institute in partnership with the African Presidential Centre, launched Nexus Africa, a network of young philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and influencers who work to increase and improve philanthropy and social impact investing. The conversation continued on June 8 at an intergenerational dialogue breakfast that took place at the Palazzo Hotel, Montecasino in Johannesburg.

Theme: Growing next generation philanthropy in Africa 

African philanthropy is one of the ways that has been identified to drive development on the continent. Nexus Africa aims to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship for dialogue, education and collaborative problem-solving as well as to inspire young African philanthropy, social investment, and the potential of next generation leadership across nations and sectors. In promoting the concept of philanthropy on the continent, Nexus Africa aims to create sustainable development programs that minimize negative impact in light of declining global resources.

African Presidential Roundtable

The launch formed part of the African Presidential Roundtable, an annual summit held with former African heads of state, international dignitaries and other industry leaders. The summit took place from June 5 – 8 2013.

We thank everyone who joined us, as generations work together to find ways to create a socially developed and economically stable continent, encouraging Africans to support the development of their fellow Africans as well as to be the change they want to see.

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Contact: For more information contact the Nexus Africa team, HRH Prince Cedza Dlamini and colleagues at