Media Statement

04 May 2016

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to co-chair the 4th Session of the South Africa-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will lead a South African delegation of senior officials on a Working Visit to attend and co-chair the 4th Session of the Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) between South Africa and Ghana on 5-6 May 2016 in Accra, Ghana.

The PJCC is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in the fields of mining, retail, insurance, transport, tourism, banking, telecommunication, construction, services, franchising, manufacturing, fishing, advertising, aviation, and energy.

The Ministers will also utilise the PJCC to discuss regional, continental and multilateral issues of mutual interest.

The bilateral political relations between South Africa and Ghana are very good, with both countries maintaining residential Diplomatic Missions in each other’s capitals.

There are more than sixty-one (61) registered South African companies operating in Ghana, which include, amongst others, MTN, AngloGold Ashanti, Goldfields, Shoprite, Woolworths, Game, Group Five, Stanbic Bank, SABMiller, Engen, Hytec Engineering, Afripa Telecom, African Explosives Limited, Alliance Media, Steeledale, Sherwood, Steers, SAA, 3M South Africa, and Multichoice.

South African investors are active in various sectors including mining, retail, insurance, transport, tourism, banking, telecommunication, construction, services, franchising, manufacturing, fishing, advertising, aviation and energy.

The 4th Session of the PJCC will also provide an opportunity for both sides to further identify and explore more mutually beneficial areas of cooperation.

For further information, please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, on 082 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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