DA urges the USA to allow South Africa to benefit from its economy

The DA has urged US lawmakers in a bid to preserve the country’s duty-free access to the world’s biggest economy amid a spat between the two nations over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

COURTESY: Good Things Guy

DA's leader, John Steenhuisen, said he met with congressional and senate staff in Washington about a month ago, to convince them that South Africa should continue benefiting from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

According Steenhuisen, Alan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape, will be headed there soon for the same agenda.

Steenhuisen is in  the view that the ANC has angered the US by abstaining from United Nations resolutions condemning Russia’s aggression and hosting its warships for naval practices.

This month, the US ambassador to Pretoria accused it of loading arms onto a Russian ship and said this could affect the country’s access to the US market. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration denied theses allegation.

Done by: Sibulele Stuurman


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