“Powerful US Democratic Party Senator Chris Coons is circulating a discussion draft of a Bill to renew Agoa for 16 years that would also require an immediate “out-of-cycle” review of South Africa’s eligibility for Agoa.”https://t.co/Zvv8fV45ek
— Chris Hattingh 🌐🚢🏭📈 (@ChrisHatt11) November 7, 2023
South Africa benefits a great deal from AGOA. Our country is the United States’ largest trading partner in Africa. The US exports more goods to South Africa and imports more goods from South Africa than any other African country. https://t.co/qLmOlAKBGM pic.twitter.com/LGFgldmd98
— DIRCO South Africa (@DIRCO_ZA) November 6, 2023
Government has long stood by its guns when it comes to the conflict, which has caused it local and international criticism.
Just last night, International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor called on the ICC to criminally charge Israeli’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, during a debate in Parliament on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Government has also decided to recall all its diplomats in Israel for consultations and for the immediate release of all civilian hostages.
This move, however, has been described by Stremlau as reflective of cabinet’s stance on the ongoing war.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa