On 24 September 2013, the South African Embassy in Portugal hosted a Business& Investment Seminar: South Africa – Ripe for Investment.


Mr. Geoff Rothschild, immediate past Chairman of the Johannesburg Stock Exchangeand currentHead: Government & International Affairsat JSE was the keynote speaker at the event that was moderated by Mr. Luis Brites Pereira, former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.


Ambassador KST Matthews welcomed all the guests and chaired the conference. Four Portuguese companies, investors in South Africa, shared with the audience their experience in the South African market. The Vice-President of the Luso-South African Chamber of Commerce (CCILSA), Mr. Carlos Oliveira, and Mr. Pedro Pessoa e Costa, Board Member the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP) were also speakers at the event.

Mr G Rothschild, Keynote speaker

 Mr G Rothschild, Keynote Speaker


 Left to right: Mr C Oliveira (CCILSA), Mr Pedro Pessoa e Costa (AICEP), Ambassador Matthews and Mr Brites Pereira (Moderator)