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Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner to South Africa @ Pavilion, Kelvin Grove

Nigel Casey, British High Commissioner to South Africa, will address the Cape Town Press Club on what Brexit means for the UK-South Africa relationship.

 

The UK has strong political and economic ties with South Africa. It has long been the No. 1 investor in South Africa, and is the fourth biggest importer of South African goods. Currently, the UK-South Africa goods trade is governed by the SADC’s Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU. What implications then does Brexit have for this country’s economic and historic relationship with the UK? And what does Brexit mean for the future of Britain?

 

Before his appointment to South Africa, Casey was Foreign Affairs Adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron and then Prime Minister Theresa May. Previous to this he was British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Casey is a career diplomat. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1991. His first overseas posting was to Johannesburg from 1993-95, at the time of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.

 

He was previously Chief of Staff to two British Ambassadors in Washington DC; worked at the British Embassy in Moscow; was Head of the FCO’s Iraq Department from 2006 to 2007, and was Deputy High Commissioner in Delhi.

 

Casey was made a Member of the Victorian Order (MVO) in 1995 following The Queen’s State Visit to South Africa; and a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 2017, in recognition of his services to British foreign policy.

 

Date Monday, November 26, 2018
   
Time 12:30 for 13:00
   
Venue Pavilion, Kelvin Grove
   
Cost R240 for members. Lunch and wine included (R280 for cheque payments by members)
R275 Special guest rate for this function (R315 for cheque payments by guests)
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