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Youth jobs top agenda of US ambassador

By Marianne Merten | Pretoria News BUILDING effective partnerships between the US and South Africa, not only on investment, but also health and education – and to help address youth unemployment – is a key focus of American ambassador Patrick Gaspard. “I hope I get to partner effectively with my counterparts in the South African ...
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U.S. has no problem with Sexwale: Ambassador

Marianne Merten | The Daily News – Independent Online US ambassador Patrick Gaspard said he had “a very good conversation” with businessman Tokyo Sexwale, the former human settlement minister, who was called aside for questioning when he arrived at New York’s JFK Airport on a recent business trip. In an apparent replay of what happened ...
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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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US ambassador raring to go in SA

Diplomacy isn’t former activist Patrick Gaspard’s default setting, but the new US ambassador to South Africa has learnt fast. In a somewhat self-deprecating way, he turns a question on South Africa’s economic-policy uncertainty on to his own government, which ended its more than two-week-long government shutdown on Thursday. During his first media interview as accredited ...
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Introducing Ambassador Patrick H. Gaspard

Above: Ambassador Gaspard and his spouse Ms. Raina Washington arrive at the Union Buidings for his credentialing ceremony.  PRETORIA: On October 16, Patrick H. Gaspard presented his credentials to President Jacob Zuma as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa. Following his presentation of credentials, Ambassador Gaspard said: “I am honored to ...
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