Top Twitter News From WEF

The explosion of social media was evident at the World Economic Forum on Africa last week in Cape Town. Never before has so much news been relayed live from the boardroom as its happening.

Below is a snap of the type of information being carried at the Forum compiled by Jodi Kassel, Fleishman-Hillard consultant…

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“We plan to increase #tourism’s total contribution to the economy from R189 billion in 2009 to R499 billion by 2020″ http://mzan.si/nRaP4 May 2011 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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archbishop tutu warns us that our world is vulnerable. next war could not be about minerals but for water. we got the capacity, but we fail4 May 2011 via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

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21,4% of the world sugar and 15% of the planet’s maize goes into bio fuel WOW. #WEF.4 May 2011 via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply

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“…we have identified #tourism as one of the 6 job drivers in our New Growth Path framework”. President Zuma http://mzan.si/nRaP4 May 2011 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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finding financing solutions for green change across globe and africa significant barrier #WEF4 May 2011 via Ovi by Nokia Favorite Retweet Reply

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Jacob Zuma: “The developing countries were the ones that prevented a deepening of the financial crisis.” #wef4 May 2011 via ÜberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply

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Of the fastest growing 35 African states, foreign aid decreased from 3,5% to 3,2% of gdp in the last year #WEF4 May 2011 via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply

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Adolfo Hernandez: With 2/3 of 1Bn pop under 23 in Africa we are witnessing only the beginning of inter-generational power transfer #WEF4 May 2011 via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

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“If we could make a decision of no food for bio-fuel e.g. significant part of maize production goes to fuel, food prices would drop.” #WEF4 May 2011 via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

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In the absence of an intelligent leadership, truth to power can degenerate into anarchy – Sanusi5 May 2011 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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Morgan Tsvangirai: After Zuma’s insistence, there will be no Zim elections in 2011. #WEF5 May 2011 via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

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#WEF Brian Dames, Eskom CEO, Eskom is the tenth largest power company globally.5 May 2011 via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply

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#WEF #Eskom in five years solar pv will match the grid in SA5 May 2011 via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply

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“We need to encourage knowledge for sake of knowledge in Africa, not everything must be poverty or development focused” Zabulon Vilakazi5 May 2011 via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

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#WEF Graca Michel has laid down a challenge for all African women to stop talking about collaboration amongst ourselves and just DO IT!5 May 2011 via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

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“Electricity is like oxygen to the economy” says Makwana of Eskom. Adds energy is a huuge biz opportunity in Africa at #wef #in6 May 2011 via ÜberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply

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#WEF Puthi Malabie, #shanduka CE, “literacy is the primary fighter of unemployment. But private and public sector must do more.”6 May 2011 via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply

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