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Actions speak louder than words and in this case the first import of United States poultry arriving in South Africa signals a positive sign with regards to the AGOA free trade agreement. There was concern last year that the country was at risk of losing out in $1.7 billion in export earnings, a number which has more than doubled since 2000. Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies did say the talking points had been ironed out but US President Barack Obama implemented a 15 March deadline. The relevance is significant. Dropping agricultural products could have been a precursor to other exclusions. The chickens arriving is also a clear sign doors are once again open for business. Some much needed good news on the economic front. – Stuart Lowman
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.