President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the importance of the upcoming launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area for the African economy.
The Gambia is the 22nd African Country to ratify a continental free trade area protocol and is now putting it into motion.
South Africa on Sunday signed the agreement for the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on the sidelines of the African Union Heads of State summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to welcome and embrace foreign nationals from the continent as the country moves to be part of a pact to enable free movement of people and encourage trade and investment after signing a protocol at the African Union summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
The AU is to hold another summit in Mauritania in July where countries with reservations on signing the AfCFTA agreement can make their choice.