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28 May 2022

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SACU convenes its Premier Investment Roundtable

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU), comprising the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Namibia and the Republic of South Africa, successfully convened its first-ever Investment Roundtable, on 12-13 April 2022 in Gaborone, Botswana. His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairperson of the SACU Summit of Heads of State or Government, delivered the keynote address. The event brought together the SACU's Ministers of Trade and Industry, Private Sector, Development Finance Institutions, Senior Government Representatives as well as representatives from Regional and International Organisations.

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Statement by His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairperson of the SACU Summit, during the Investment Roundtable held on 12 - 13 April 2022, in Gaborone, Botswana.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the Republic of Botswana and to this Investment Roundtable. I also wish to convey my deepest appreciation for your participation both virtually and in person in this event, the first of its kind within the Southern African Union Customs (SACU).

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STATEMENTS DELIVERED AT THE SACU INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE

1. Remarks by Ms. Paulina M. Elago, Executive Secretary of SACU Secretariat
2. Remarks by Honourable Mmusi Kgafela, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana
3. Remarks by Honourable Senator Manqoba Khumalo, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade of Eswatini
4. Remarks by Honourable Dr. Thabiso Molapo, Minister of Trade and Industry of Lesotho
5. Remarks by Honourable Lucia Iipumbu, Minister of Industrialisation and Trade of Namibia
6. Remarks by His Excellency Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the AfCFTA
 

PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT THE SACU INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE ON INVESTMENT AND EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PRIORITY SECTORS

1. Fruits and Vegetables Value Chain
2. Leather and Leather Products
3. Meat and Meat Products
4. Cosmetics and Essential Oils
5. Textile and Clothing
 

PRESENTATIONS ON THE SYNOPSIS OF KEY INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN THE SACU REGION BY INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCIES

1. Key Investment Projects – Botswana
2. Key Investment Projects - Eswatini
3. Key Investment Projects - Lesotho
4. Key Investment Projects - Namibia
5. Key Investment Projects – South Africa
 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

1. Taking SACU Export Products beyond borders – Tapping into the AfCFTA Market and Beyond
2. Overview of the SACU Work Programme on Industrialisation
 

SACU Member States Country Profiles

SACU Member States Country Profiles e-Booklet
 

Investement Projects

Compilation of Investment Projects in the SACU Region
SACU Members States