South Africa has been renowned as the gateway to Africa. Despite recent political uncertainty – South Africa remains the continent’s leading FDI destination.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) and IA-BCA are delighted to be hosting this special event at the House of Commons which will focus on the UK-SA relationship, the role of UK investment in South Africa and the recent political changes. The event will provide critical assessment of the market environment, incentives and case studies of investor experiences in South Africa. We will be joined by Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade and a range of panellists for an informal and interactive discussion. Full speaker details will be announced over the coming weeks.
Meet our speaker:
Graham Stuart, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade
Graham Stuart was elected Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness in 2005 and more recently, appointed Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade.
Whilst reading Philosophy and Law at Cambridge University, Graham founded ‘What’s On in Cambridge’ and soon developed a successful career in publishing. Following his time as Chair of the Cambridge University Conservative Association, he was elected as a member of the Cambridge City Council in 1998, where he served until 2004.
Graham’s Parliamentary career has seen him serve as Chair of the Education Select Committee (2010-15) and as Assistant Government Whip with responsibility for the Department of Health, and later for HM Treasury and the Ministry of Defence.
In his role as Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade, Graham focuses on encouraging foreign investment into the UK economy and promoting overseas investment opportunities to British companies.
Please note: IA- BCA members should please contact Susan Jones on for the code to register.