South African Consulate General
The South African Consulate General in Chicago is on of four offices in the USA. Other offices are located in Los Angeles, New York, and in Washington DC (embassy). Our core mandate is to facilitate trade relations between the U.S. and South Africa, and to draw foreign direct investment into South Africa. We work in collaboration with the other offices to achieve our objectives.
MIDWEST, West Coast
Shakira Motan is the Trade Commissioner at the South African Consulate General in Chicago. She holds an Honours degree in International and Development Economics and extensive experience in the public sector. She has previously served at the Embassy of South Africa in the United Arab Emirates, as well as managed the Asia East and Middle East Export Promotion desks at Trade and Investment South Africa, a division of the South African Department of Trade and Industry. She has managed large-scale BRICS projects, and worked in markets such as China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, the Gulf states, the Levant and Iran.
Her current responsibilities include the promotion of South African goods and services as well as attracting investment to South Africa, in both the Midwest and West Coast.
Shakira Motan – Trade Commissioner
312 515 5501
Ignatius Masebe – Marketing Officer
312 515 4251