Ramaphosa Invites Trevor Noah To 2019 Investment Conference

President Cyril Ramaphosa receives a courtesy call from renowned comedian Trevor Noah, ahead of his oral reply to questions in the National Assembly in Cape Town. PICTURE: Siyabulela Duda

Comedian Trevor Noah got a personal invite to the 2019 investment conference by the first citizen of the country

This comes after Noah paid Ramaphosa a visit at his Cape Town home – Tuynhuys – ahead of his oral reply to questions in the National Assembly on Thursday.

According to reports, the two discussed a wide range of issues, including Noah’s philanthropic work through the Trevor Noah Foundation in supporting orphans and young people with education and life skills.

In a video posted on Twitter by Ramaphosa, he extended an invite to the The Daily Show host to be part of this year’s investment conference set for October.

“This year I want you at our Investment conference, it is in October. We will have to craft it according to your diary. I really would love you to come. Last year we raised R290 billion, my target is to raise R1.4 trillion. This year I want a person like you in the mix. I am trying to get Elon Musk to come and build a factory. I want you to bring joy and pleasure,” says Ramaphosa.

In the video, Noah accepts the invite.

The president’s first investment conference raised nearly R300 billion in investment pledges. The conference is used to market South Africa as having investment opportunities for multinational corporations in the manufacturing, mining, tourism, finance, and agro-processing sectors.

The Daily Show is an American satirical news programme on Comedy Central.