PRETORIA– President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the appointment of four special envoys on investment.
They are fprmer finance minister Trevor Manuel, former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, Jaques Marie and Phumzile Langeni.
They have been appointed to travel across the world and approach would-be investors to encourage investment in South Africa.
Ramaphosa has also announced the appointment of economist Trudy Makhaya as his economic adviser who will co-ordinate the work of the special envoys.
He made the announcement at a media conference at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg on Monday before leaving for London to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being held there this week.
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,” the president said.
“I felt that what we really needed to do is not just to talk about it, that we would like investments to come to South Africa. 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.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK