Journey with Lerato Mataboge


We got to speak with Ms Lerato Mataboge under the Business and International Trade theme of the Journey with the Women of SADC campaign. Ms Mataboge is a the Chief Executive Officer at Trade Invest Africa, an initiative of the dti. View our interview with Ms Mataboge below.

Trade Invest Africa is aimed coordinating and implementing South Africa’s economic strategy for Africa, premised on the Development Integration approach. The initiative focuses on advancing the priorities for Africa set out in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and the National Export Strategy, as well as the opportunities uncovered through Continental trade negotiations.

To find out more about Trade Invest Africa, click here.



The Journey with the Women of SADC edition of PESA Dialogues commemorates the invaluable role of Women in African society during the month of August. The edition profiles and celebrates the lives of a few women who are champions of industry in their respective backgrounds. The campaign focuses on three thematic areas, namely: Political Economy, Business and International Trade, and Social Activism and Gender Relations. The interviews provide unique, first hand encounters by women in different industries and sectors, their journeys, challenges and contributions towards improving the lives of women in the SADC region.

Tafadzwa Mahubaba

Former Research Associate


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