Author: Eugene Kruger

H. E. Jacob Dominguez Castillo – Panamanian Ambassador to South Africa

In 1502, a year after Rodrigo de Bastidas discovered the area, Christopher Columbus arrived at a fishing village in Central America. The people called this village by a name that means ‘abundance of flowers’, ‘abundance of butterflies’, and ‘abundance of fish’. This name is Panama.   Excellency, your country established relations with South Africa more than 20 years ago and opened its first sub-Saharan mission here in 2000. How would you define this relationship currently and what do you foresee as its future? Our relationship with South Africa is moving forward. We are trying to accelerate cooperation with the...

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H. E. Jean Njeri Kamau – Kenyan High Commissioner to South Africa

Excellency, as the High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to South Africa, how have you enjoyed the experience of your diplomatic tour in this country thus far? It has been great so far. South Africa is a really interesting country. It is great to be on the continent, and to be this far into the continent, and to experience the diversity, and this amazing landscape. It is a very rich country in terms of history and culture, and there is a lot to do. What are the main fields of collaboration between Kenya and South Africa and how...

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Don Boyd – Scottish Filmmaker

Your filmmaking career began in the 1970s. Tell us about these first years in the industry, and how they influenced the years to come? I was lucky – in the sense that I went to film school from 1968-1970, at a time when the film industry in Britain had had a big downturn. But for that reason, all the great directors from the ailing comedy era in British cinema were teachers, so I was taught by some of the men who made some of the great films of the 1950s, for example, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and The...

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Rob Hersov – CEO of Invest Africa

Who is Rob Hersov? I am a South African-born international entrepreneur and investor, who after 31 years of being outside of South Africa, has decided to come home. I am proud to be home. I am focused on Africa – I love this continent and I sensibly evangelise investment in Africa. What is Invest Africa? Invest Africa is a platform that evangelises Africa. We have members in New York, Washington, London, Dubai, Geneva and Johannesburg. We organise events, conferences, trips to Africa. We are very realistic about the prospects. Africa has 54 countries, and people often tease foreigners about...

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Networking Event at Weylandts

Embassy Direct had an amazing evening event at Weylandts brand new showroom in Fourways. Guests were treated to some incredible finger foods whilst enjoying each others company in a truly beautiful setting. We asked some of our members to give us a brief description of their businesses.    ...

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