South Africa, Hong Kong and the Commonwealth: A Unique Opportunity | 24th October 2022 Recording
Mojalefa Mogono; Consul General of South Africa in Hong Kong and Macau
Yusuf Timol; Minister Economic at the South African Embassy of Beijing
Maxine Barnett; Founder and CEO of Acorus Capital
The economic and business ties between South Africa, Hong Kong, and the Commonwealth are strong and increasing in importance. South Africa’s economy is Africa’s second largest and by some measure its most industrialised, technologically advanced and diversified. An upper-middle income economy, South Africa is the only African state in the G20. Its GDP, foreign reserves and inward investment have grown exponentially over the last two decades. While remaining a major exporter of primary resources, including iron, uranium, gold and platinum, it has successfully moved into key service sectors, notably financial services and tourism. In common with many other countries, South Africa’s economy has experienced issues in recent years arising from external factors but it remains a vital trade partner for Hong Kong.
Hong Kong shares with South Africa and other Commonwealth jurisdictions a common heritage based on legal, cultural and linguistic networks. For both Hong Kong investors into Africa and beyond and for South African enterprises wishing to make greater use of Hong Kong’s established role as a ‘super-connector’, this webinar will introduce new and exciting perspectives.
In this webinar, the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong is joined by Mojalefa Mogono, Consul General of South Africa in Hong Kong and Macau, Yusuf Timol, Minister Economic at the South African Embassy in Beijing, and Maxine Barnett, Founder and CEO of Acorus Capital, to provide a strategic overview of the trends and challenges in trade and business connectivity between South Africa and Hong Kong as well as a high-level and personalised private sector perspective with particular reference to the capital markets.
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Andrew Wells; Secretary-General, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong
Opening and Closing Remarks By
Julia Charlton; Chairman, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong