To Russia with Love
The entire South African Government Cabinet and 100 business execcutives have gone to Russia for a three day official tour, to promote investments and business opportunities.
Russia is the republic of South Africa’s number 31 partner in terms of imports from there – and its number 44 partner in terms of exports to there. this is about to change accordint to South African president Jacob Zuma, who is riding on the legacy of ex-president Nelson Mandela, who was the last south African president to visit the Asian country in the 1990s. The president and his men will be meeting the Russian President and Prime Minister in Moscow, where the plan to sign a number of agreemeents concerning energy, agriculture, economics, mining, culture and even politics. The visit cincides with the day Nelson Mandela was arrested and imprisoned on Robben Island, where he served a jail sentence of 27 years as a political prisoner for the good of the country. he was finally released and became the country’s first ever black president in 1994. Russia was one of the first countries to invite him.