On South Africa’s Freedom Day, 27 April 2022, I had the honour of presenting my Letters of Credence to The Right Honourable Mary Simon, the Governor General of Canada. In Her Excellency’s remarks she implored those of us present to get to know Canada beyond the confines of the capital city, Ottawa, and to do more to promote the good bilateral and multilateral relations between our countries and all of our peoples. I certainly intend to do so. I am excited to serve in this capacity and will seek to deepen existing relationships between our countries and peoples, paying particular attention to the promotion of bilateral trade and investments.

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Africa’s oil and gas resources can help accelerate energy security

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told delegates that Africa’s oil and gas resources can help accelerate and guarantee the continent’s energy security, and drive regional economic development through the processing and beneficiation of petroleum products. The Minister was addressing about 2 000 delegates at the official opening of the Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town on Tuesday.

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