President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his decision to appoint four special envoys on investment. Trevor Manuel, Mcebisi Jonas, Jaques Marie and Phumzile Langeni have been appointed to travel across the world and approach would-be investors to encourage investment in South Africa.
Ramaphosa has also announced Economist Trudy Makhaya as his economic adviser who will coordinate the work of special envoys.
He was speaking at a media conference at the OR Tambo International Airport on the Gauteng East Rand before he jets off to London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. “We would like our special investment envoys to touch base with would-be investors and to go out there and campaign for investments to come to our country and I felt that what we really needed to do is not just to talk about it, we would like investments to come to SA, I felt that we would actually need to go out there and attract investors and talk to them. This is a broad push by government to advance economic integration also in the African continent and that is why we are also focusing on Africa.” Click below for more on the story: