Press release

05 April 2012

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane in Namibia on a Working Visit

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, is in Windhoek, the Republic of Namibia, today (05 April 2013) on a Working Visit at the invitation of her Namibian counterpart, Ms Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Namibia.

The meeting between the two Ministers takes place after the November 2012 State Visit to South Africa by the President of Namibia.  The purpose of the meeting is to further strengthen bilateral relations and issues of mutual and regional interest will be discussed.

South Africa is the source of 66% of Namibia’s exports and holds approximately 80% of investments in key industries such as mining, retail, banking and insurance, etc. In 2012, total South African investments in Namibia were estimated at R58.47 billion.

Namibia’s main exports to South Africa include beverages, livestock, meat products, fish and natural resources. The main imports from South Africa consist of vehicles, machinery, pharmaceuticals, processed food, clothes, cement, petroleum and petroleum products, and iron and steel.

For further information, please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, on +27 82 884 5974

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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