Education for Participation
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The title that has been chosen for this Symposium, “African Participation in the Rhodesian economy”, is certainly topical. All of us are well aware, of course, that Africans do, in fact, play a major part in our economic life. In 1973, there were almost 900 000 of them in employment, earning nearly $320 million; buying power that stimulated economic activity very considerably. In some respects, the Rhodesia of today resembles the United States of America of something over a century ago. Like the United States of that time, we, today, have the majority of our people subsisting in the rural areas, while the industrial base of our economy is still relatively small.