It’s all about trade and investment — Trump’s ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks

Interview Ambassador-designate Lana Marks Daily Maverick (Peter Fabricius) November 14, 2019 America’s new ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, has ‘hit the ground running’. She has to, really. The East London-born businesswoman and Florida friend of US President Donald Trump has just arrived at her post in Pretoria. barely one year before he ends his …

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The US and South Africa are Stronger Together

News 24 Guest Column November 13, 2019 As the senior US diplomat in South Africa, and as a determined businesswoman myself, I will especially strive to help more women to achieve their professional goals, including reaching senior levels of management, writes Lana Marks. As a young girl growing up in East London, and as a …

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to South Africa

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan traveled to South Africa from March 13 to 16, 2019. His visit focused on promoting U.S. trade and investment, as well as advancing peace and security, including with respect to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Throughout the trip, the Deputy Secretary affirmed the United States’ longstanding and wide-ranging …

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Governments Exist to Serve the People

Daily Maverick | Opinionista U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard   May 5,  2016 11:55  If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what open governance means to you – how it impacts your daily life, your family, or your community. But every one of us has a role to …

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Willow Crescent High School Students Learn About Black History Month

Brandon Jackson, the political officer based at the US Consulate in Johannesburg, visited the Willow Crescent High as part of the Black History Month program. The presentation gave students who do not normally interact with visiting Americans a chance to learn about the history of African- Americans, their roots, culture and the civil rights movement …

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New ambassador keeps eye on US assets

By Marianne Merten | Cape Argus – Independent Newspapers New US ambassador Patrick Gaspard has sounded a warning note in one of his first interviews in South Africa. He stressed his key focus was building effective partnerships in the fields of investment, health, education and youth unemployment. And he said he hoped for effective partnerships …

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