Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
9 Nov 2020
4:50 am

SA on Biden’s agenda

Eric Naki

Biden was an anti-apartheid campaigner opposed to the white regime in SA.

Joe Biden makes a zero with his hand as he delivers remarks at an aluminum manufacturing facility in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on September 21, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)

With US President-elect Joe Biden officially assuming office early next year, good days of US-South African cooperation lie ahead as the country is one of the top two on Biden’s African agenda. He represents America’s complete break with the past and the ushering in of a new era. Both on domestic and international fronts, he was expected to adopt a different “cautiously liberal” approach to that of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who put Africa in the back-seat. According to veteran US diplomat Johnnie Carson, Africa would top Washington’s agenda in the new administration. Carson, now a senior advisor at US...