The Namibian newspaper on 30 August 2011 carried an article by the Namibian Prime Minister, Dr. Nahas Angula, on how to transform the African economy: Innovation, he says, “is the missing link in African development. African economic take-off can be enhanced if Africa can pay serious attention to innovation and technology. A national innovation system is a pre-condition for unleashing the forces of ‘creative destruction’. New technologies are the pre-requisite for achieving the pre-condition for economic take off.” He proposes the need for innovation strategies that focus on “knowledge production, technological diffusion and knowledge application”.
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