South Africa-U.S. Relations Remain Strong

On October 20, 2020, the Meridian Corporate Council, in partnership with Oracle, hosted H.E. Nomaindiya Cathleen MfeketoAmbassador of South Africa to the United States, for a conversation on the future of the relationship between the United States and South Africa.  

Ambassador Mfeketo began her remarks speaking about the fight in South Africa against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and honored the thousands South Africans who had passed due to the virus. However, the ambassador emphasized that despite the travel restrictions, all sectors were open for business and investment in South Africa. Over 600 U.S. companies are based in South Africa, just like there is a large group of South African companies investing in the United States as well.  

After the Ambassador’s remarks, a number of companies had a series of important questions regarding the AfCFTAmobility and transportation issues in-country, as well as best ways to invest in South Africa.  

Project summary

South Africa-U.S. Relations Remain Strong | October 2020
Number of Attendees: 20
Regions: Africa
Countries: South Africa
Impact Areas: Business and Trade
Program Areas: Convening
Partners: Private Sector