Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana.
South Africa doesn’t believe its International Court of Justice (ICJ) bid against Israel will hamper efforts to sell itself as an investment destination when it meets some of that country’s most powerful allies, such as the US, in Davos next week.
On Thursday, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said South Africa had consistently been at odds with the US over the Israel-Palestine issue since the advent of democracy in 1994 and did not expect its case in the ICJ to be an issue when the World Economic Forum (WEF) holds its annual meeting in the Swiss city from Monday.
Godongwana, who is the head of the South African delegation to Davos, was responding to questions from the media at a briefing following a pre-WEF business breakfast at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton.
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