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