On 4- 5 May 2018 USCDA attended the Japan- Africa Trade Forum held in Sandton. There was tremendous interest shown by Japanese companies on Ugu following from aggressive marketing at be Forum. Follow up engagements are continuing with the Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the facilitation role played by Executive Management Invest SA is highly commendable. In addition, USCDA marketing brochures have been distributed to SA major priority markets such as BRICS countries and others as well as the US through the Embassy and His Excellency Ambassador M Mahlangu. The ambassador has committed that when addressing investors to come to RSA, he will have a strong bias to Ugu as USCDA is the only entity that has directly approached the SA embassy in the US, circulating the brochures.