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Lana Marks: US ambassador to SA a real Jill of all trades

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Born in the Eastern Cape town of East London, where she learnt isiXhosa and Afrikaans before later attending Wits University, Marks’ friendship with Trump spans 20 years.


23 May 2020
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Lana Marks: US ambassador to SA a real Jill of all trades

US ambassador to SA Lana Marks hosts a media briefing at the US Embassy in Sandton before the lockdown. Marks accentuated the importance of increasing trade and investment between South Africa and US. Picture: Gallo Images

She may not be in the political heavyweight league of predecessors Patrick Gaspard, Bill Swing, Princeton Layman, James Joseph or Edward Perkins, but United States ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks has a lot to say about politics and international relations. Marks, who has had a distinguished business career in clothes and fashion, is ironically no mere trendily dressed pretty face who shies away from responding on any questions fired her way – including responding to decisions taken by her controversial boss, US President Donald Trump. If you assumed that business acumen, good looks and a fashion statement do not...

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