Why Donald Trump is (probably) no train smash for Africa

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kathy Davey, Africa Portfolio Manager at Ashburton Investments.

Davey speculated as to what extent the Donald Trump administration could affect Africa.

Donald Trump disapproves of trade treaties and US aid.

However, according to Davey, the benefits to the US of removing treaties such as Agoa (amounting to a mere US$4.5 billion) or reducing aid to Africa are so small that the status quo is likely to be largely maintained.

For more detail listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Trade with the US is very important to South Africa, but far less important for the US.

Kathy Davey

Agoa was recently renewed by a predominantly Republican Congress.

Kathy Davey

Trump voiced his support for Aids relief in Africa.

Kathy Davey

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.

Read More
Get the best money news/advice/interviews every Friday in your inbox (it’s FREE)

Get the best money news/advice/interviews every Friday in your inbox (it’s FREE)

Fan of The Money Show? Sign up for a newsletter containing the 10 most-read articles of the week. Here’s what you’ll be getting…

How to get funding for your business (or project)

How to get funding for your business (or project)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator’s Pavlo Phitidis.

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…

Donald Trump still hammering South African rand

Donald Trump still hammering South African rand

The rand extended huge losses it suffered last week on fears that Trump will pursue policies that could cause capital outflows.

'There is something about the US that is magical'

'There is something about the US that is magical'

Prof Nick Binedell of the Gordon Institute of Business Science discusses Donald Trump's spectacular election victory.

Should we fear Trump as President? Exclusive interview with his biographer

Should we fear Trump as President? Exclusive interview with his biographer

Trump biographer Tim O'Brien (he’s also the Opinion Executive Editor at Bloomberg) speaks to Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

Popular articles
'People are in pain! They want to see AB play Test Cricket!' - Neil Manthorp

'People are in pain! They want to see AB play Test Cricket!' - Neil Manthorp

John Maytham interviews famed cricket correspondent Neil Manthorp.

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Culprits spotted deliberately starting fires in the Cape

Chief Fire Officer at Overberg District Municipality says arson is a problem they are all too familiar with.

Exasperated listener (and Kuga owner) recounts shocking service from Ford

Exasperated listener (and Kuga owner) recounts shocking service from Ford

It’s getting worse and worse for Ford, as this report of shocking service shows. John Maytham interviews a frustrated listener.