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Prosper Africa: Trade and investment between US & SA- Remarks by DCM Young & CG Blaser

Remarks (As Prepared) AmCham Prosper Africa Breakfast One & Only Hotel, Cape Town Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Deputy Chief of Mission David Young Thank you for the introduction and it is a pleasure to be with you today.  Although I have only recently arrived in South Africa, I have heard a lot about the economic ...
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Empowering South Africa’s Businesswomen

Academy of Women Entrepreneurs begins in Pretoria The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, together with implementing partner DreamGirls Academy, launched the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) this week in Pretoria at the American Corner as part of its Women’s Month programming. AWE supports the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative, which is designed ...
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Press Release: U.S. Embassy hosts workshop to improve laboratory diagnostics on bird flu in Southern Africa

Press Release |Embassy of the United States August 13, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria hosted a training workshop aimed at preventing outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) “bird flu” in Southern Africa.  The workshop, held from August 12 – 16 focused on laboratory diagnostics as an essential tool for combatting ...
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U.S. Government provides US$40 million in capital for gas project in South Africa

Press Release August 20, 2019 The U.S. government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) signed a US$40 million loan agreement with South African liquefied natural gas and helium producer Renergen, on The agreement with OPIC provides Renergen access to the capital required to construct the first phase of the Virginia Gas Project in the Free State ...
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