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Ambassador Andrew Young Solidifies South African Connections to Atlanta Business and Tourism


ATLANTA– Upon returning from a two-week, multi-city tour of South Africa, Ambassador Andrew J. Young and his wife Carolyn, along with 40 members of an Atlanta delegation, are solidifying plans to host South African business and tourism professionals in Atlanta later this year. The South Africa Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta (SACCA), the Andrew J. Young Foundation and the Atlanta Mayor’s office are collaborating to confirm dates for the reciprocal visit to Atlanta. The genesis for the visit to Atlanta is a result of an intensive business and tourism tour with stops in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Sun City.  Atlanta’s delegation included various business leaders, educators, medical professionals, and Atlanta city officials.


The South African Heritage Tour 2016 began March 20 and ended April 1, 2016.  During the second week of the tour, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined the tour bringing with him an Atlanta business delegation.  Exchanges between Atlanta and South African businesses occurred during several networking opportunities.  Meetings among like-minded professionals concluded with mutually beneficial strategies included the following. Read More.




Sylvia P. Henry Ashley
Director, International Affairs
Andrew J. Young Foundation

South Africa Heritage Tour 2016 Photo Album

 AY Award Photo AY Group Photo at Kuene Dinner AY Group Photo with Friends Kuene AY and Archbishop Desmond Tutu AY and Bishop Desmond Tutu with Friends AY and CY Photo AY and CY Cutting Cake Photo AY and Ela Ghandi Photo 2 AY and Ela Ghandi with Friends AY and Ela Ghandi AY and Kathy Photo AY and Mayor Reed AY and Minister Jeff AY and Mrs. Mandela 2 AY and Mrs. Mandela AY at the Mandela Sight AY Easter Photo 2 AY Easter Photo AY Photo 3 AY Photo Durban Airport DancersAY with US Amb Gaspard



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