US President Donald Trump made his first official telephone call to President Jacob Zuma on Monday afternoon. While the details of the conversation were not released, there are fears Trump will repeal the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to which SA is a beneficiary. Concerns have been raised about the future of Agoa under Trump. Agoa gives special treatment to 39 African countries by abandoning import levies on more than 7,000 wide-ranging products. During his campaign, the US president made it clear he wanted to protect US domestic business and manufacturing from threats abroad. Analysts suggested that this could mean added import duties on South African exports to the US. Trump’s foreign policy on Africa has not been clearly defined, with many observers suggesting that the continent is likely to slide down his list of foreign policy priorities. "President Zuma congratulated President Trump on his election as the 45th president of the USA. The two presidents reaffirmed th...

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