The South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa met with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India over the weekend. The meeting comes as President Ramaphosa was invited to India’s 70th Republic Day Parade on 26 January 2019. India and South Africa have had strong ties and a relationship spanning over 25 years.
The two leaders used the opportunity to further strengthen their relationship, SA-India relations has resulted in over 150 Indian companies based in South Africa, $10 Billion in investment and almost 20 000 South Africans employed.
SA-India cooperation does not just stop at a business level but also expands into the science and technology sectors. Indian scientist contributed strongly in the design and development of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in the Northern Karoo in South Africa.
There is also a joint project which honors the iconic leaders of both Countries. The Mandela centenary and Gandhi’s 150th celebration – a technical skills centre established by India in South Africa. The Gandhi-Mandela Centre of Specialisation for Artisan Skills will be based at the Tshwane South campus, Pretoria.