Inaugural US Business in Africa Awards 2022

The inaugural US Business in Africa Awards (USBAA) ceremony and conference. The Awards, which celebrated US businesses in Africa that are contributing to Africa’s development, took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg on Friday 28 October 2022.

USBAA Award delegates

Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, Professor Zeblon Vilakazi hailed the Awards as an “auspicious occasion marking the beginning of this pioneering initiative dedicated to enhancing Africa-US economic relations through a competitive process”.


“It is a collaborative and innovative initiative that brings together the private sector, policymakers, and academia in the understanding that no one sector of society can fill the large investment gaps that Africa needs.”

Guests included the US Mission to South Africa representatives, the Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs for Sub-Saharan Africa, Ms Cynthia Griffin and the US Consul General in Johannesburg Mr Vincent Spera; the Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme in South Africa, Dr Ayodele Odusola; representatives of African and US businesses, and representatives of African and US business schools, among others.

source: All Africa

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