Event Details

Join us for the upcoming AmCham Trade and Investment Forum, where we will delve into the intricacies of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). These initiatives are pivotal in shaping trade dynamics and fostering economic growth across the African continent.

Our speakers for this event include:

  • Caroline Rheeder - Associate Director of Customs at Deloitte
  • Golden Mahove - Senior Technical Director for Africa, USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) Program

Moderated by: Rutendo Hwindingwi: CEO & Founder of Tribe Africa Advisory

Our speakers bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in international trade, investment, and economic development, making them invaluable contributors to our discussion.

Key topics that will be covered during the forum include:

AGOA Insights:

Exploring the opportunities and challenges for American businesses operating under AGOA.

AfCFTA Perspectives:

Analyzing the potential impact of AfCFTA on intra-African trade and regional integration efforts.

Investment Outlook: Identifying investment prospects and market trends within AGOA-eligible countries and AfCFTA member states.

Policy Considerations:

Examining the regulatory frameworks and policy implications associated with AGOA and AfCFTA.

This forum promises to be an enlightening and enriching experience, offering attendees the opportunity to gain valuable insights and forge meaningful connections within the American business community and beyond.

Venue kindly sponsored by Rand Merchant Bank

Import to note: This event is exclusive to AmCham members. To enquire about membership email: amcham@amcham.co.za


  • Rutendo Hwindingwi (CEO & Founder of Tribe Africa Advisory)

    Rutendo Hwindingwi

    CEO & Founder of Tribe Africa Advisory

  • Golden Mahove (Senior Technical Director for Africa of USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) Program)

    Golden Mahove

    Senior Technical Director for Africa of USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) Program

    Golden is a Senior Technical Director for Africa on the continental USAID Africa Trade and Investment (ATI) activity, designed to bolster the U.S. Government’s ability to boost trade and investment to, from, and within the African continent. The continent-wide program is USAID’s flagship effort supporting the Prosper Africa initiative and will expand and accelerate two-way trade and investment between African nations and the United States.

    Golden is an inclusive private sector business model expert and an accomplished Team Leader on five multi-million-dollar multi-country programs and runs the consulting firm, Ndarama Works (Pty) Ltd (https://www.ndaramaworks.com/) as founder and CEO. Prior to this role, he was the Chief of the Party of the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub, where he championed buyer-supplier linkages between US buyers and African suppliers utilizing the AGOA framework. He brings 28 years of experience in market systems development, agribusiness development, and value chain analysis. He has led multi-country projects supporting trade, investment, market linkages, and income growth in Africa in various sectors. Golden brings hands-on experience in fostering private sector-led development and the development of inclusive business models that strengthen links between buyers and suppliers in various value chains. He is passionate about innovation ecosystems and harnessing the power of the market to address socioeconomic challenges.

    Golden has a Business Administration (DBA) doctorate with a business model innovation specialization and an MBA in enterprise development. He is a keen Arsenal Football club supporter and is the club’s all-time leading goal scorer in his sleep. linkedin.com/in/golden-mahove

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  • Caroline Rheeder (Associate Director of Deloitte)

    Caroline Rheeder

    Associate Director of Deloitte


3 Merchant Place

Johanneburg, Gauteng, South Africa

If you have any questions please contact Sneziwe Dube

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