From November 25 to 27, 2013, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe was on a three-day working visit to Canada as part of a broad government drive to reposition the country’s mining sector as an attractive investment opportunity. The Deputy President started his visit in Toronto, where he held private discussions with the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Commerce and met local mining executives, investors and bankers interested in foreign markets. He also met members of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Wednesday, November 27 was an extremely busy day which included: courtesy calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and H.E. David Johnston, Governor General of Canada; a panel discussion on South Africa’s mining sector organized by the South African High Commission in partnership with the North-South Institute; and an appearance at Question Period, in the House of Commons. Later that night, before his departure back to South Africa, the Deputy President and his delegation attended a farewell reception attended by the diplomatic community, local South Africans and many friends of South Africa.  For more information on South Africa, visit:

Submitted by Sarah Onyango