US backing is good news for SA

US backing is good news for SA

Lana Marks, new US ambassador to South Africa. Picture: Larry Busacca / Getty Images / AFP

If the major world powers think we are worth investing time on, perhaps we should stop selling ourselves short.

Many are those who mock US President Donald Trump for the way he conducts himself … but one cannot ignore the fact that the Americans are still the biggest players on the international geopolitical stage. So, it was more than interesting to hear the positive remarks coming from Trump’s newly appointed ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, who has just arrived to take up her post after a hiatus of almost a year when the US embassy in Pretoria was without a top envoy. Marks, who had a successful fashion handbag design and manufacturing business, was born and raised in...




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